Friday, January 25, 2013

Honda recalls 750,000 vehicles for airbag defects

Honda recalls 750,000 vehicles for airbag defects

Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau

After having the second-highest number of callbacks for all manufacturers in the US market, Honda that it almost three-quarters of the 1 million vehicles will remember exit to a difficult start for 2013, this time announcing, because missing rivets not correctly provide their driving side airbags in the event of a crash could fall.

The latest safety issue is 748.000 of the manufacturer's popular pilot crossover Odyssey minivan models. A further 29,000 vehicles in Canada distributed are also discussed.

The latest recall covers Honda Pilot models during the 2009 to 2013 model years and Odyssey minivans from 2011 to 2013?? customers will be prompted the vehicles to their dealers for the inspection of the airbag driver side and, if necessary, for Reparaturen.Es is the latest in a series of problems that had Honda airbags now resulted in the recall of several million vehicles in the last few years. Include a problem in over-aggressively, airbags could inflate shrapnel into the passenger cabin fire caused.

According to Honda "driver-side airbags in these vehicles may be without some of the rivets, the plastic cover of the airbags protect the assembled. If the studs are not present, which can provide airbag not properly, increase the risk of injury in a crash. No crashes or injuries reported in connection with this issue."

The manufacturer says that no crashes or injuries have been reported due to the problem.

Will owners of mid-February, notify the company by dialing owner while 800-999-1009 and select option 4 or to contact.

Honda has problems that the manufacturer with more vehicles recalled led repairs than any other manufacturer for security in 2011 compared to an ongoing series of topics, including airbag and vehicle fire. Last year, it came in the second, with 3.9 million vehicles safety campaigns, behind only Toyota, which even involved recalled 5.3 million cars, trucks and crossovers.

The automotive industry suffered a total an increase of recalls last year with a total of 16.2 million vehicles, 4.5% after a preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Toyota and Honda, stamps have usually identified with high quality and reliability, in the callback list for the past four years led.

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