Reports of Airbag Failure Prompt Investigation into Honda Accord Vehicles
That National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a defect investigation affecting certain model year 2008 Honda Accord vehicles following reports of airbag failure.
An estimated 384,000 vehicles could be impacted.
NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) says that it has received 19 complaints from vehicle owners alleging failure of the airbag SRS control module. ODI says that one of the reports involved a frontal crash event where the frontal airbags did not deploy. The crash resulted in an injury to the driver and lone occupant, and the vehicle was subsequently inspected by the agency.
As a result of the alleged defect, ODI says that some or all the airbags on the affected Honda Accord vehicles may be unavailable in a crash warranting deployment.
ODI is opening this investigation to further evaluate the scope, frequency, and potential consequences of the alleged defect.
The vehicle owner reports cited above can be reviewed online under the following identification numbers: 10733519, 10715339, 10703521, 10676517, 10653157, 10648611, 10633431, 10629318, 10627454, 10606626, 10604360, 10583069, 10578211, 10533114, 10500547, 10480012, 10462403, 10457826 and 10441706.