Honda has announced that it will recall 374,000 vehicles to fix an airbag defect. The problem is an electrical issue that could cause air bag deployment when there is no collision. This recall affects 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2003 and 2004 model years, and 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles from 2003.
Click here to read the full Wall Street Journal article: Honda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles Whose Airbags Might Inflate Unexpectedly
Honda will begin notification in late October. To fix the defect, Honda will install a filter next to the air bag system. Owners can contact Honda and Acura at www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling 800-999-1009 for Honda and 800-382-2238 for Acura. Honda’s recall numbers are JC2 (Honda Odyssey) and JC3 (Acura MDX).
This is not the first time Honda has had to recall automobiles for air bag issues. Back in April 2013, 4 Japanese automakers including Honda had to recall over 3 million vehicles due to improperly manufactured and installed air bags inflators that caused the airbag to deploy abnormally during a crash.
Americans rely on their car manufactures to provide a safe well-designed vehicle. Sadly, that is not often the case. The Auto Defect Attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chrysler, Honda, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers. Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection. If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at the Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you. Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.
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