Missing Safety Information Forces Recall for Honda Model
One of Honda's newest models is being recalled after the discovery that proper safety information isn't on the vehicle.
The Japanese auto manufacturer's HR-V, which was launched in North American just last year, is missing the required tire placard indicating "Tire and Loading Information." Therefore, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."
With the tire placard missing, the driver may not know at what pressure to inflate the tires, resulting in over or under tire inflation which potentially increases the risk of a tire failure and crash. Honda is recalling about 11,500 HR-Vs in relation to this problem.
Owners of the recalled vehicles will be notified by Honda, and local Honda dealers will inspect the vehicle, and apply a new label, free of charge.
This recall is expected to begin on September 18, 2015. For additional information, contact Honda customer service at (310) 783-2000.