Honda is recalling more than three-quarters of a million vehicles in the U.S. because of a faulty sensor that could cause the front passenger airbags to inflate during a crash.
Recalls certain 2020 through 2022 Honda Pilot, Accord, Civic Sedan, HR-V and Odyssey models, as well as the 2020 Fit and Civic Coupe. Also included are the 2021 and 2022 Civic Hatchback, 2021 Civic Type R and Inside, and the 2020 and 2021 CR-V, CR-V Hybrid, Passport, Ridgeline, and Accord Hybrid.
Affected models from the Acura luxury brand include the 2020 and 2022 MDX, 2020 to 2022 RDX, and 2020 and 2021 TLX.
The documents were released on Tuesday According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the front passenger seat weight sensor may crack and short circuit, and the airbag may fail to turn off. Sensors are required to disable airbags if children or small adults are in the seat. If this does not happen, the risk of injury increases.
Dealers will replace the seat sensors at no cost to owners. Owners will be notified from March 18 onwards.
Honda says in the documents that there have been 3,834 warranty claims, but there have been no reports of injuries or deaths from the problem between June 30, 2020, and January 19 of this year.