Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator May Produce Excessive Pressure After Long-Term Exposure To High Absolute Humidity – 2003-2005 Acura

NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V353
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 133,207


Passenger Side Air Bag Inflator may Rupture

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 Company, Inc.’s (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Acura MDX, model year 2003-2004 Odyssey and Element, and model year 2005 Acura RL, and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in California, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators.

Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.



Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin during August 2014.

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


Check if your Honda has a Recall


June 14, 2016
51969-01908 Version 11


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 14-030 on or before June 13, 2016. Make sure to use Warranty Claim Information provided below.



Replacing the front passenger’s airbag inflator

Operation Number Replacement Part number Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
2003–05 MDX 7541A7 04785-S3V-306 0.7 hr 5NX00 JJ300 14-030N 06780-S3V-A10ZA
04790-S3V-305 0.7 hr 5NX00 JJ300 24-030N 06780-S3V-A10ZA
04790-S3V-315 0.7 hr 5NX00 JJ300 34-030N 06780-S3V-A10ZA
2005 RL 7541A7 04785-SJA-306 0.8 hr 5NX00 JJ400 14-030P 06780-SJA-A80
04790-SJA-305 0.8 hr 5NX00 JJ400 24-030P 06780-SJA-A80
04790-SJA-315 0.8 hr 5NX00 JJ400 34-030P 06780-SJA-A80

Skill Level: Repair Technician

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