Honda to Recall 750,000 Vehicles in US

( – Honda Motor Company is recalling over 750,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs in the U.S. over an airbag issue that could cause the device to mistakenly deploy during an accident where it’s not required. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a bulletin on Tuesday, February 6th announcing the recall.

The problem is with a sensor under the front passenger seat, the device has been known to short circuit, which would prevent it from suppressing the deployment of the airbag.

Affected vehicles include the Honda Accord and Civic sedans which are incredibly popular vehicles for their historical reliability and cost-effective pricing. The years impacted include 2020 through 2022.

Additionally the Honda Pilot SUV for those same years is included in the recall. The Honda Passport and CR-V vehicles produced in 2020 and 2021 are also included.

There haven’t been any injuries to date related to the problem, according to Honda. The company reports that customers can have their vehicle inspected by a local dealer to determine if they’re impacted by the defect. The sensor will be replaced free of charge for anyone who has the problem.

Honda blamed an unspecified natural disaster for the issue, claiming that the components used in construction of the sensor were temporarily altered after the disaster. The swap in base materials increased the likelihood of a short circuit during a crash.

Honda had recently initiated a separate recall in December over a fuel pump problem. That recall impacted 4.5 million vehicles around the world and 2.54 million in the U.S. alone. That problem could result in vehicles stalling while driving as the pump would fail to pump fuel into the engine as required.

Honda also had a recall last year for hybrid vehicles due to a missing fuse. That problem apparently increased the risk of a fire during a crash. Over a hundred thousand vehicles were included in that recall.

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