In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
The recall began January 26, 2015.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Note: This recall supersedes safety recall 14V-353, with the exception of vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in California.
Those vehicles will continue to be addressed, and a free remedy provided, under that safety recall campaign.
This recall also includes vehicles in the specific geographic areas listed above that were included within safety recalls 13V-132 and 14V-349.
June 30, 2016
00407-01886 Version 11
Safety Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator May Produce
Excessive Pressure After Long-Term Exposure To High Absolute Humidity
If you did Service Bulletin 14-070 on or before June 13, 2016. Make sure to use Warranty Claim Information provided below.
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
- For 2002-04 CR-Vs only: If you did the repair in this S/B on or before December 19, 2015 (RO date), use the Warranty Claim Information provided below. Any repairs after December 19, 2015, refer to S/B 15-067, Safety Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Can Be Over-Pressurized.
- The Accord and Civic warranty information is included in case you opened an RO on or before June 14, 2015. Refer to S/B 15-041 for any repairs made after that date. Replacing the front passenger’s airbag inflator
|Operation Number||Replacement Part number||Flat Rate Time||Defect Code||Symptom Code||Template ID||Failed Part Number|
|2003–04 Element||7541B0||04785-SCV-307||0.8 hr||5KN00||JM100||24-070D||06780-SCV-A80ZA|
|2003–04 Odyssey||7541B1||04785-S0X-306||0.7 hr||5WX00||JM200||24-070J||06780-S0X-A70ZA|
|2006 Ridgeline||7541B1||04785-SJC-307||0.7 hr||5WX00||JM400||24-070T||77820-SJC-A00ZA|
Skill Level: Repair Technician
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE
We encourage owners of an affected vehicle to immediately contact a tocal authorized dealership to have their vehicle serviced.
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
What is the reason for this notice?
Honda has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2003-2005 model year Accord vehicles that were originally sold in or ever registered in geographic locations known for high absolute humidity: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. In some vehicles, the passenger’s front airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure upon deployment. If an affected airbag deploys, the increased internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture and deploy abnormally. In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material possibly causing serious injury or fatality to vehicle occupants.
What should you do?
While parts are available to conduct airbag inflator replacements at the time of this notice, the scope of the current airbag inflator recalls creates the possibility that the parts necessary to complete the recall repair may not be available at the time you call. If this occurs, please discuss your specific needs and concerns with your dealer, including the provision of, or reimbursement for, temporary alternative transportation, as necessary. You may also contact Honda’s Automobile Customer Service (at the number listed below) to address your needs and concerns.
Once you make an appointment to repair your vehicle, be advised that the complete replacement process may take approximately 42 minutes; however, please ask your dealer for the specific time your vehicle will need to be at the dealership
Who to contact if you experience problems?
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from your Honda dealer, you may write to:
If you believe that American Honda or the dealer has failed or is unable to remedy the defect in your vehicle, without charge, within a reasonable period of time (60 days from the date you first contact the dealer for a repair appointment), you may submit a complaint to:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
Alternatively, you may call the NH TSA’s toll-free Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
What to do if you feel this notice is in error?
Registration records indicate that you are the current owner or lessee of a 2003-2005 Honda Accord involved in this campaign. If this is not the case, or the name/address information is not correct, please complete and sign the Information Change Card and return it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. We will then update our records.
Federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of this notice to the lessee within 10 days.
If you have questions:
If you have any questions about this notice, or need assistance with locating a Honda dealer, please call Honda Automobile Customer Service at 888-234-2138, and select option 2. U.S. customers can also locate a dealer online at Hondacars.com. Customers in U.S. territories, please contact your local dealer/distributor.
We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause you.
Campaign #JL8 / Service Bulletin #14-070