Honda Civic Hatchback and Type R vehicles Recalled Because of Air Bag Issue
Driver and front passenger air bags may not deploy properly during a crash
Honda has issued a recall for certain model year 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles.
What's the problem?
Driver and front passenger seatback pads sold as replacement service parts for these vehicles were made without slit openings for the seat-mounted side air bags.
In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the seatback pad would interfere and adversely affect air bag performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, "Side Impact Protection."
If the seat-mounted air bags cannot not deploy correctly during a crash, the driver and front passenger would be at an increased risk of potentially serious injury.
What happens next?
Owners of the recalled Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles will be notified by Honda in early June 2018. Honda dealers will then replace the front seatback pads, free of charge.
For further details on this recall, the impacted vehicles or the repair process, contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138.
Honda's reference numbers for this recall are E1D, U1B, and X1C.