Corrosion in Airbag Control Unit Prompts Recall from Honda

Corrosion in Airbag Control Unit Prompts Recall from Honda
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February 5, 2016

Honda has announced a recall for certain model year 2008-2010 Accord vehicles.

In the affected vehicles, the airbag control units are prone to corrosion. This condition could result in the airbag failing to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Honda is including about 341,000 vehicles in this recall.

The company has confirmed two injuries related to this issue.

This announcement is not related to the recent recall of 2.23 million Honda vehicles with faulty Takata inflators.

A new control unit will be installed in the impacted vehicles, free of charge. It won't be a quick fix, however. Due to the large number of new parts needed to repair the affected sedans, the necessary parts will not be available until fall 2016.

In the interim, if a vehicle included in this recall displays the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) indicator on the instrument panel, vehicle owners are advised to visit an authorized Honda dealer for a diagnostic check. If the check indicates the safety defect is present, the SRS electronic control unit will be replaced free of charge using a limited supply of updated replacement parts.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138.