Why Honda has recalled 66,846 vehicles in Canada? Read Here

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  February 07th 2024 04:55 PM  |  Updated: February 07th 2024 04:55 PM

Why Honda has recalled 66,846 vehicles in Canada? Read Here

PTC Web Desk: Honda has issued a recall affecting 66,846 vehicles in Canada, citing potential issues with the front passenger airbag sensors. The impacted models include Accord, Civic, CR-V, Fit, HR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Ridgeline, Acura MDX, RDX, and TLX, spanning model years 2020 to 2022. 

The recall is attributed to concerns with the front passenger weight sensors, designed to deploy the airbag only when an adult's weight is detected. However, a capacitor in the sensors' printed circuit board may crack, causing an internal short circuit.

According to Honda, a "natural disaster" at a tier-2 supplier's manufacturing plant led to changes in the circuit board's base material without adequate verification. This alteration increases the risk of a short circuit, potentially causing the front passenger airbag to deploy during an accident when an infant or child is present.

Approximately one percent of the recalled vehicles are estimated to have this defect. Honda advises owners to monitor the passenger airbag indicator and the SRS warning light, which may stay off or illuminate, respectively, in case of a short circuit. Dealers were informed of the issue, and affected vehicle owners will be notified next month.

If the SRS warning light activates, Honda recommends taking the vehicle to an authorised dealership, assuring that service parts are available in limited quantities. The automaker notes that owners who incurred expenses for these repairs may be eligible for reimbursement. 

To check if their vehicle is affected, owners can visit Acura.ca/recalls, Honda.ca/recalls, or contact 1-888-946-6329.

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