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 14, 2016
00406-01910 Version 7
Safety Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator May Produce Excessive Pressure After Long-Term Exposure To High Absolute Humidity
This bulletin is replaced by S/B 16-028, Safety Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Can Be Over-Pressurized (Phase 1)
If you did Service Bulletin 14-044 on or before June 13, 2016. Make sure to use Warranty Claim Information provided below.
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
Replacing the front passenger’s airbag inflator
|Operation Number||Replacement Part number||Flat
|Defect Code||Symptom Code||Template ID||Failed Part Number|
|2003–05 MDX||7541B0||04785-S3V-306||0.7 hr||5KN00||JM500||14-044N||06780-S3V-A10ZA|
|2005 RL||7541B0||04785-SJA-306||0.8 hr||5KN00||JM600||14-044P||06780-SJA-A80|
Skill Level: Repair Technician