U1B – Safety Recall: Driver’s and Front Passenger Replacement (Service Part) Seat-back Pad – 2017 Honda Civic

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V266
Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
Components AIR BAGS, SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected 69


Seatbacks may not have Openings for Air Bags

If the seat-mounted air bags cannot not deploy correctly in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury.



Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback and Civic Type R vehicles. Driver and front passenger seatback pads sold as replacement service parts were made without slit openings for the seat-mounted side air bags. In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, the seatback pad would interfere and adversely affect air bag performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, “Side Impact Protection.”



Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seatback pads, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s number for this recall is E1D, U1B, and X1C.



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.


Check if your Honda has a Recall

Remedy Instructions and TSB

A18-061 Version 2

April 28, 2018


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Manufacturer Notice

April 27, 2018


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Recall Acknowledgement

May 14, 2018


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