Safety Recall X5C: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Can Be Over- Pressurized (Phase 5) – 2001-2014 Honda

June 27, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V501000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V501

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,657,813

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

 

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.

 

Notes

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


A19-076
June 28, 2019
Version 1

Safety Recall: Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Can Be Over-Pressurized (Phase 5)

Following NHTSA direction, there are five phases based on three different zones. This is the final phase and includes all three zones.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN Range
2003-07 Accord ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2001-05 Civic ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2001-05 Civic GX ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2003-05 Civic Hybrid ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2002-06 CR-V ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2003-11 Element ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2007-08 Fit ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2002-04 Odyssey ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2003-08 Pilot ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2006-14 Ridgeline ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

NOTE

2004-07 Accords that were built in Mexico (VIN begins with 3) must complete S/B 16-033, Noncompliance Recall: 2004-07 Accord Front Pasenger Airbag first.

 

BACKGROUND

NHTSA and its independent expert reviewed the findings of three independent investigations into the Takata airbag inflator ruptures. According to NHTSA, the combination of time, high temperature fluctuations, and humidity contribute to the degradation of the propellant in the inflators. NHTSA has concluded that this degradation can cause the propellant to burn too quickly, creating more pressure than the inflator can withstand, and, in extreme cases, causing the inflator to rupture and send shrapnel through the air bag toward vehicle occupants. NHTSA is prioritizing the recall of air bag inflators based on the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants.

This is the final phase to this campaign and involves vehicles that previously had the passenger’s airbag non-desiccated inflator replaced with a similar non-desiccated inflator (like for like), or airbag module replaced with one that contained a non-desiccated inflator. This replacement may have been done as part of a recall or other repair. Always do an iN VIN status inquiry to see if a vehicle is affected.

For more information about these inflator recalls, go to www.safercar.gov and use keyword TAKATA.

There are several bulletins with similar years and models. Make sure to do an iN VIN status inquiry and follow the indicated service bulletin.

Do an iN VIN status inquiry and, if indicated, repair the vehicle even though the vehicle may have been repaired under a previous campaign.

NOTE

If the VIN status inquiry indicates that the vehicle is subject to any open safety recalls, including the driver’s airbag inflator, make sure to also complete those recall repairs before returning the vehicle to the customer. If you are unable to complete any open recall, advise the customer of the recall status and when the recall could be completed.

You may receive a different part number than ordered, and the inflator may appear different. As a result, there may be different installation instructions. Make sure you review this service bulletin for installation instructions and details about model applicability.

 

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION

Owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign.

Do an iN VIN status inquiry to make sure the vehicle is shown as eligible.

Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your used vehicle inventory.

Failure to repair a vehicle subject to a recall or campaign may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits from the customer or anyone else harmed as a result of such failure. To see if a vehicle in inventory is affected by this safety recall, do a VIN status inquiry before selling it.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Replace the front passenger’s airbag inflator, then return the original, undeployed inflator as directed.

 

PARTS INFORMATION

Part Name Order Part Number You may receive any of the following Quantity
2003 Accord Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SDA-318 04790-SDA-318

04790-SDA-A10

1
2004-07 Accord Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SDA-315 04790-SDA-315

04790-SDA-A00

1
2001-05 Civic (includes GX and Hybrid) Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S5A-318 04790-S5A-318

04790-S5A-A00

1
2002-04 CR-V Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S9A-318 04790-S9A-318

04790-S9A-A10

1
2005-06 CR-V Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S9A-315 04790-S9A-315

04790-S9A-A00

1
2003-06 Element Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SCV-318 04790-SCV-318

04790-SCV-A10

1
2007-11 Element Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit
(Includes a one-time use clip for the A-pillar)
04790-SCV-325 04790-SCV-325

04790-SCV-A00

1
2007-08 Fit Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SLN-315 04790-SLN-315

04790-SLN-A00

1
2002 Odyssey Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S0X-318 04790-S0X-318

04790-S0X-A10

1
2003-04 Odyssey Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S0X-315 04790-S0X-315

04790-S0X-A00

1
2003-04 Pilot Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S9V-318 04790-S9V-318

04790-S9V-A10

1
2005-08 Pilot Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-S9V-315 04790-S9V-315

04790-S9V-A00

1
2006 Ridgeline Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SJC-318 04790-SJC-318

04790-SJC-A20

1
2007-08 Ridgeline Front Passenger’s Airbag

Inflator Kit

04790-SJC-316 04790-SJC-316

04790-SJC-A00

1
2009-14 Ridgeline Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SJC-317 04790-SJC-317

04790-SJC-A10

1

NOTES

  • The inflator kit box must be used to return the recalled inflator to its supplier. Be careful not to damage the inflator kit box.
  • If the recalled, undeployed inflator is not returned, the warranty claim for that vehicle will be charged back to your dealership.
  • To return the undeployed inflators, follow the shipping instructions outlined in PIB A15-0002, Inflator Kit Return Process.
  • Parts staff can scan the part number and serial number from the outside of the box into the warranty claim by using the Controlled Part Serial No. screen and scanning the applicable information. Refer to the job aid Ordering and Managing Replacement Airbag Inflators for more information.

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

NOTES

  • Process claims as quickly as possible so that resources can be properly allocated.
  • Enter the part number of the inflator that you received into the warranty claim, not the part number that you ordered. For more information, refer to step 6 of REPAIR PROCEDURE.
  • To avoid non-payment of warranty claims, the serial number on the box of the new airbag inflator must be entered in the warranty claim. For more information, refer to step 6 of REPAIR PROCEDURE.
  • To avoid a warranty claim being charged back to your dealership, you must return the recalled, undeployed inflator to its supplier. Follow the shipping instructions outlined in PIB A15-0002, Inflator Kit Return Process.
  • The serial number is encoded into the bar code printed on the label inside of the box and on a label attached to the outside of the box. If your dealership uses a scanner, you can scan the serial number from either place into the claim.
  • The part number is encoded into a barcode attached to the outside of the box. If your dealership uses a scanner, you can scan the part number into the claim.
  • If you confuse the serial number and part number when entering the claim information, your claim will automatically be rejected.
  • For more information about scanning and filing airbag inflator recall claims, refer to Ordering and Managing Replacement Airbag Inflators. From the iN, select Service, Warranty, Warranty Claim, then Reference Guide. Under HOT TIPS/TOPICS, select Inflator Claims at a Glance.
  • Each VIN is assigned to a specific campaign. Make sure you file a claim using the correct warranty claim information to avoid your claim being rejected.
Year/
Model
Operation
Number
Replacement
Part
Number
Flat
Rate
Time
Defect
Code
Symptom
Code
Template
ID
Failed
Part
Number
2003 Accord 7541G3 04790-SDA-318 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076A 06780-SDA-A90ZA
7541G3 04790-SDA-A10 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076B 06780-SDA-A90ZA
2004-07 Accord 7541G3 04790-SDA-315 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076C 06780-SDA-A90ZA
7541G3 04790-SDA-A00 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076D 06780-SDA-A90ZA
2001-05 Civic 7541G3 04790-S5A-318 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076E 06780-S5A-A80ZA
7541G3 04790-S5A-A00 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076F 06780-S5A-A80ZA
2002-04 CR-V 7541G3 04790-S9A-318 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076G 06780-S9A-A80ZA
7541G3 04790-S9A-A10 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076H 06780-S9A-A80ZA
2005-06 CR-V 7541G3 04790-S9A-315 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076I 06780-S9A-A80ZA
7541G3 04790-S9A-A00 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076J 06780-S9A-A80ZA
2003-06 Element 7541G3 04790-SCV-318 0.8 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076K 06780-SCV-A80ZA
7541G3 04790-SCV-A10 0.8 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076L 06780-SCV-A80ZA
2007-11 Element 7541G3 04790-SCV-325 0.9 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076M 06780-SCV-A80ZA
7541G3 04790-SCV-A00 0.9 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076N 06780-SCV-A80ZA
2007-08 Fit 7541G3 04790-SLN-315 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076O 77820-SLN-A81ZA
7541G3 04790-SLN-A00 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076P 77820-SLN-A81ZA
2002 Odyssey 7541G3 04790-S0X-318 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076Q 06780-S0X-A70ZA
7541G3 04790-S0X-A10 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076R 06780-S0X-A70ZA
2003-04 Odyssey 7541G3 04790-S0X-315 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076S 06780-S0X-A70ZA
7541G3 04790-S0X-A00 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076T 06780-S0X-A70ZA
2003-04 Pilot 7541G3 04790-S9V-318 0.8 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076U 06780-S9V-A81ZC
7541G3 04790-S9V-A10 0.8 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076V 06780-S9V-A81ZC
2005-08 Pilot 7541G3 04790-S9V-315 0.8 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076W 06780-S9V-A81ZC
7541G3 04790-S9V-A00 0.8 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076X 06780-S9V-A81ZC
2006 Ridgeline 7541G3 04790-SJC-318 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076Y 77820-SJC-A91ZA
7541G3 04790-SJC-A20 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A19076Z 77820-SJC-A91ZA
2007-08 Ridgeline 7541G3 04790-SJC-316 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A29076A 77820-SJC-A91ZA
7541G3 04790-SJC-A00 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A29076B 77820-SJC-A91ZA
2009-14 Ridgeline 7541G3 04790-SJC-317 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A29076C 77820-SJC-A91ZA
7541G3 04790-SJC-A10 0.7 hr 6DE00 X5C00 A29076D 77820-SJC-A91ZA

Skill Level: Repair Technician

 

IDENTIFYING COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS

This section goes over the steps to identify counterfeit airbags and applies to all vehicles in this service bulletin. It is referred to in each vehicle’s repair procedure. Click HERE to watch a video to help identify counterfeit airbags.

  • If there is nothing unusual about the airbag or the inflator, continue with the inflator replacement procedure.
  • If there are any unusual markings, like an incorrect label or a model year written in marker, the airbag and inflator may not be the correct airbag and/or inflator for the vehicle or it may be a counterfeit part. For more information about counterfeit airbags, you can refer to safercar.gov, enter keywords MANAGING COUNTERFEIT, and select Recommended Dealer Guidance for Managing Counterfeit Air Bags from the list. If you suspect that the airbag or inflator is counterfeit, do not continue this procedure. Contact your DPSM for assistance.

COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE

NOTES

  • If the VIN status inquiry indicates that the vehicle is subject to any open safety recalls, including the driver’s airbag inflator, make sure to also complete those recall repairs before returning the vehicle to the customer. If you are unable to complete any open recall, advise the customer of the recall status and when the recall could be completed.
  • Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the audio and navigation system (if applicable), then write down the frequencies for the radio’s preset buttons.
  • Be careful not to damage any parts when replacing the inflator, and follow the procedure exactly.
  • If, before removing the airbag, you suspect that it may be the incorrect airbag for the vehicle or a counterfeit, do not remove the airbag. Contact your DPSM for assistance.
  • Make sure you have reviewed the SRS Precautions and Procedures in the service information before doing the REPAIR PROCEDURE.
  1. Turn the ignition to ON position and check if the SRS indicator comes on for about 6 seconds, then turns off.
    • If the indicator comes on, then turns off after about 6 seconds, turn the ignition OFF, then go to step 2.
    • If the indicator does not come on, or if it stays on, contact your DPSM for assistance.
  2. Disconnect the battery negative cable and wait at least 3 minutes before continuing.
  3. Remove the front passenger’s airbag. Refer to the applicable vehicle’s service information.

NOTE

The 2007-11 Element has a one-time use clip you will have to break to remove the right A-pillar trim.

  1. Place the airbag, face-down, on a clean shop towel.

NOTES

  • The orientation of the airbag is critical because if the inflator is installed incorrectly, the harness will be too short when you reinstall the airbag.
  • The brackets between the various models are similar but may differ from the example shown.

airbag

  1. Visually inspect the airbag and the inflator for any unusual writing or markings. Refer to IDENTIFYING COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS.
  1. Peel the label located inside the inflator box from its backing, and attach it to the RO. For the warranty claim to be paid, the replacement inflator part number that you received must be included in the warranty claim.

NOTES

  • The replacement part number is printed on the top part of the label, and the serial number is printed on the bottom. Make sure you attach the label to the RO and give it to the warranty clerk .
  • There may also be a colored sticker located in the kit; ignore it because it is not used.
  • Not all inflator kits have a label included. In those cases, write the serial number and part number from the side of the inflator box on the RO. The part number always starts with 047.

label

  1. Remove the harness from both ends of the inflator bracket.

harness

  1. Short the red wires.

NOTE

You must cut and short the wires as indicated to prevent accidental deployment.

8.1 Cut the red wires as shown.

Cut the red wires

8.2 Cut about 2 inches of the corrugated tube, then pull out the two red wires.

Cut about 2 inches of the corrugated tube

8.3 Strip away about 1 inch of the wire insulation, then twist the wires together.

Strip away about 1 inch of the wire insulation

8.4 Tape the twisted ends with electrical tape.

  1. Cut off the connector, and short the yellow wires.

You must cut and short the wires as indicated to prevent accidental deployment.

9.1 Cut all four wires to remove the connector.

Cut all four wires

9.2 Cut about 2 inches of the corrugated tube, then pull out the yellow wires.

Cut about 2 inches of the corrugated tube

9.3 Strip away about an inch of the wire insulation, then twist the wires together.

Strip away about an inch of the wire insulation

9.4 Tape the twisted ends with electrical tape.

  1. Remove the four inflator nuts.

Remove the four inflator nuts

  1. Remove the inflator bracket.

NOTE

You can only remove one of the brackets, as the other is welded to the airbag housing.

Remove the inflator bracket

  1. Remove the inflator by pushing it out.

Remove the inflator

  1. Install the new inflator.

NOTE

There may be some minor surface rust or corrosion on the new inflator; this is OK.

Click HERE for a short video about the different variations of the driver’s and front passenger’s replacement inflators involved with the recalls related to inflators. While both the driver’s and front passenger’s inflators are shown in the video, this is informational only. Replace inflators only as directed by the iN VIN status inquiry.

13.1 Check your part number against the ones listed for each installation procedure. Use the correct installation procedure for the part you received.

NOTE

These inflators have white collars.

04790-SDA-318 04790-SCV-318 04790-SJC-318
04790-SDA-A10 04790-SCV-A10 04790-SJC-A20
04790-S5A-318 04790-S0X-318
04790-S5A-A00 04790-S0X-A10
04790-S9A-318 04790-S9V-318
04790-S9A-A10 04790-S9V-A10

13.2 The collars on this inflator are white. One side of the inflator has a longer collar, a tab, a plastic cutout, and as mall flat spot on the connector. The other side of the inflator has a shorter collar, three tabs, and a red dot. Make sure you insert the end with the longer collar into the airbag first.

collars on this inflator are white

13.3 Slide the inflator in until the plastic cutout and the small flat spot align with the tab on the bracket. There should be no space or gap between the inflator and bracket.

Slide the inflator in

13.4 Install the bracket included in the kit onto the airbag module. There should be a red dot visible on the end of the plastic connector. There should be no space or gap between the inflator and bracket.

Install the bracket

13.1 Check your part number against the ones listed for each installation procedure. Use the correct installation procedure for the part you received.

NOTE

These inflators have orange collars.

04790-SDA-315 04790-SLN-315 04790-SJC-316
04790-SDA-A00 04790-SLN-A00 04790-SJC-A00
04790-S9A-315 04790-S0X-315 04790-SJC-317
04790-S9A-A00 04790-S0X-A00 04790-SJC-A10
04790-SCV-325 04790-S9V-315
04790-SCV-A00 04790-S9V-A00

13.2 Collars on this inflator are orange. One side of the inflator has a longer collar, a tab, a plastic cutout, and a small flat spot on the connector. The other side of the inflator has a shorter collar, two tabs, and a notch with a red dot. Make sure you insert the end with the longer collar into the airbag first.

Collars on this inflator are orange

13.3 Slide the inflator in until the plastic cutout and the small flat spot align with the tab on the bracket. There should be no space or gap between the inflator and bracket.

Slide the inflator in

13.4 Install the bracket included in the kit onto the airbag module. There should be a red dot visible on the end of the plastic collar. There should be no space or gap between the inflator and bracket.

Install the bracket

  1. Install the new 5 mm locknuts, and torque them in sequence to 9 N•m (34 lb-in) .

Install the new 5 mm locknuts

  1. Remove the stickers covering the terminals on both sides of the new inflator.

Remove the stickers

  1. Install the new inflator harness.

16.1 Make sure the airbag and harness are aligned as shown.

NOTES

  • Make sure you have the orientation correct as shown below. If you connect the harness incorrectly, the harness cannot be removed, and you will not be able to reinstall the airbag because the harness will be too short.
  • Connect the red wire connector to the short collar side of the inflator with the red dot.

harness

16.2 Connect the two connectors. Align the “T” shape in the inflator harness connector with the T-shaped inflator connector, then press the connector into place.

Connect the two connectors

NOTE

The harness connectors may be yellow.

16.3 After you hear each connector click, wiggle it to make sure it is secure.

NOTE

If the connector is not properly aligned, it will come out.

  1. Connect the harness to the inflator brackets.

17.1 Insert the side without the shrink wrap tubing first. Insert the harness in the corrugated tube.

Connect the harness to the inflator brackets

17.2 Insert the side of the harness with the shrink wrap tubing into the inflator bracket. Make sure the harness is securely inserted and that it does not sag.

  1. Install the front passenger’s airbag into the vehicle, and torque the new locknuts to 8 N•m (7.2 lb-ft) .

NOTES

For the Element, do the following:

  • 2003-11 Element: Make sure you connect the tweeter (if equipped) before reinstalling the right A-pillar trim.
  • 2007-11 Element: Make sure you use the new A-pillar clip included in the kit to install the trim.
  1. Connect the battery negative cable, and enter the anti-theft code for the audio and navigation system (if applicable),then enter the radio presets.
  2. Set the clock (for vehicles without navigation).
  3. Turn the ignition to ON, and make sure the SRS indicator comes on for about 6 seconds, then goes off.
  4. Put the original inflator into the box the new one came in. Make sure there is no other hardware in the box because if the package rattles, it will not be accepted by the courier.
  5. Follow the shipping instructions outlined in PIB A15-0002 to return the undeployed inflator.
  6. Give your warranty clerk the RO that includes the replacement inflator serial number and replacement part number.For the warranty claim to be paid, the replacement inflator part number must be included in the warranty claim.

END


64 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
ACURA MDX 2003-2006
ACURA RL 2005-2012
HONDA ACCORD 2003-2007
HONDA CIVIC 2001-2005
HONDA CIVIC GX 2001-2005
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 2003-2005
HONDA CR-V 2002-2006
HONDA ELEMENT 2003-2011
HONDA FIT 2007-2008
HONDA ODYSSEY 2002-2004
HONDA PILOT 2003-2008
HONDA RIDGELINE 2006-2014

10 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V501-4563.PDF 270.25KB

Download (PDF, 264KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V501-8663.pdf 281.249KB

Download (PDF, 275KB)


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

RMISC-19V501-9326.pdf 266.254KB

Download (PDF, 260KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V501-8190.pdf 4684.546KB

Download (PDF, 4.47MB)


Honda Begins Final Phase of Takata Non-desiccated Airbag Inflator Recall Six Months Ahead of NHTSA Schedule

RMISC-19V501-0022.pdf 111.66KB

Download (PDF, 109KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V501-3844.pdf 3618.492KB

Download (PDF, 3.45MB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Subject Stop Sale/Safety Recall:02-15 Multi-Model Acura Dri. and Pass. Front Airbag Infl

RCMN-19V501-6551.pdf 216.007KB

Download (PDF, 211KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Subject Takata Airbag Recall Update 6/28/2019

RCMN-19V501-2134.pdf 177.788KB

Download (PDF, 174KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Subject Stop Sale/Safety Recall:01-15 Multi-Model Honda Dri. and Pass. Front Airbag Infl

RCMN-19V501-4954.pdf 215.384KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Subject Takata Airbag Recall Update 6/28/2019

RCMN-19V501-8900.pdf 178.119KB

Download (PDF, 174KB)


1 Associated Investigation

Air Bag Inflator Rupture
NHTSA ID: EA15001
Dated opened: February 24, 2015

The Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) opened PE14-016 in June 2014 based on six inflator rupture incidents involving consumer owned vehicles produced by five vehicle manufacturers. All six vehicles were operated in Florida or Puerto Rico at the time of the rupture and for the majority of their service life, and were equipped with inflators produced by Takata, a tier-one supplier of automotive air bag systems.

During the course of PE14-016, ODI determined that five additional vehicle manufacturers used inflators of a similar design and vintage also supplied by Takata. No evidence of field failures was found in vehicles produced by these five additional manufacturers. Nonetheless, at ODI’s insistence, all 10 vehicle manufacturers initiated a regional recall within approximately two weeks of the opening of the investigation. The regions recalled initially included Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, areas with high absolute humidity and climatic conditions believed to be a significant factor in the inflator ruptures. As part of the recall actions, inflators removed from remedied vehicles are to be returned to Takata for testing.

Takata’s initial test results on passenger inflators from remedied vehicles indicated a much higher than anticipated rupture frequency for inflators returned from Florida. Accordingly ODI requested all 10 manufacturers expand the regional recalls for passenger inflators to include other geographic areas where high absolute humidity conditions exist, including the Gulf States and other coastal areas. Takata’s testing of the passenger inflators to date continues to indicate this geographic area as having the highest risk, with no ruptures occurring from inflators returned from outside the expanded recall regions. During PE14-016 four additional passenger inflator field events occurred, all in vehicles from the same expanded geographic region.

Also during PE14-016 four additional driver inflator field events occurred including two in vehicles from regions not known for high absolute humidity, specifically California and North Carolina. Accordingly, ODI requested all five of the affected vehicle manufacturers currently using the subject Takata driver inflators expand to nationwide recalls. Significantly, neither of the affected vehicle manufacturers or Takata provided any explanation to account for these two driver air bag inflator ruptures outside the area of high absolute humidity. Takata testing of returned driver inflators indicates a lower rupture frequency as compared to passenger inflator testing. All test ruptures reported by Takata to date have occurred on inflators returned from high absolute humidity areas.

The investigation now includes all manufacturers and vehicles known to be affected at this time. ODI’s investigation will focus on, among other things, root cause analysis, other potential defect consequences, identification of affected vehicles scope, and adequacy of the remedy.

The five ODI reports cited above can be reviewed online at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchNHTSAID under the following identification numbers: 10537899, 10568848, 10585224, 10605877, 10651492


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=19V501&docType=RCL


 

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Leather Cleaner by Leather Honey: The Best Leather Cleaner for Vinyl and Leather Apparel, Furniture, Auto Interior, Shoes and Accessories. Concentrated Formula Makes 32 Ounces When Diluted!
  • MADE IN THE USA by a small family business that specializes in the best leather cleaner and conditioner on the market. Millions of happy customers.
  • CONCENTRATED FORMULA means great value each four-ounce bottle makes up to 32 ounces of leather cleaner when diluted with water.
  • QUICKLY AND GENTLY CLEANS all types of leather and vinyl, removing dirt, oil, tough stains and grime. Non-toxic leather cleaner is perfect for every leather product, including saddles and tack, automotive interiors, furniture, handbags, shoes and jackets. Not for use on suede.
  • UNLIMITED 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. If you're not happy with any of our products, simply return them for a full refund of your purchase price!
  • SPECIALLY FORMULATED to work with Leather Honey Leather Conditioner, the #1 best-selling leather care product on Amazon.
Bestseller No. 4
Care Touch Leather Cleaner Wipes for One-Step Cleaning, Conditioning, and Protecting - Pack of 2, 40 Wipes Each for Cars, Shoes and Other Leather Surfaces
  • CLEANS, CONDITIONS, NOURISHES - Cleans leather surfaces while applying conditioner and nourishment
  • PROTECTS SURFACE - A clear protective coating saves the material from usual wear and tear, as well as harmful UV rays that cause damage to the surface.
  • VERSATILE - These household wipes can be used on any leather surface, including: Shoes, furniture, apparel, purses/bags, and car interiors.
  • SAFE - This non-toxic, phosphate free formula removes smudges, dirt, and other remaining impurities safely and effectively.
  • FRESH SCENT - Leave your surfaces clean and smelling light and fresh.
SaleBestseller No. 5
Leather Rescue Leather Conditioner and Restorer 8.5 oz
  • Enjoy supple, beautiful leather - restores and protects leather from wear, weather, and sunlight / UV rays
  • Gentle, pH-balanced and non-toxic - conditions deeply, leaving only a light shine and natural leather scent with no residues
  • Dries within one hour - quick and convenient for regular use
  • Safe and effective - works on treated, untreated, exotic, reptile, and bonded leathers (not made for suede or nubuck)
  • Your satisfaction is guaranteed - 90-day no-hassle returns from Leather Rescue in case you change your mind
SaleBestseller No. 6
Bestseller No. 7
Guardsman Leather Care Bundle: Leather Cleaner and Leather Protector
  • Leather Protector 8.45 oz - AND - Leather Cleaner 8.45 oz.
  • Leather Protector Forms an invisible barrier that safeguards against premature aging and irreversible damage from penetrating stains - Ideal for use on finished, aniline and semi-aniline leather, as well as vinyl
  • Improves stain and soil resistance for easier cleaning - Helps protect leather's original feel and color
  • Leather Cleaner Cleans free of streaks and dust-attracting residue common with all-in-one cleaners - Maintains leather's intended sheen free from artificial gloss
  • Leather cleaning at its best -pH balanced and alkaline-free to preserve leather's soft, supple feel - Ideal for use on finished, aniline, and semi-aniline leather, as well as vinyl - Not intended for use on suede and nubuck
Bestseller No. 8
Leather CPR Cleaner & Conditioner, 32 oz
  • Bring Leather Back To Life, Prolongs the Life of Leather. Softens Stiff Leather, Safe to Use on Glove Soft Leather, Furniture, Jackets, Car Seats, Purses, Shoes, Tack, Saddles, Baseball Gloves, Vinyl, Boats, RVs, and More
  • Dermatologist Tested- Does Not Irritate Skin. No Harsh Chemicals. Made of 100% Cosmetic Ingredients. No Greasy Residue, Reduces Scuffs and Scratches. Removes Winter Salt-Stains
  • Two Products in One Bottle- Saves Time and Money. Safe to use on Exotic Leathers Such as Alligator and Ostrich
Bestseller No. 9
Care Touch Leather Wipes for One-Step Cleaning, Conditioning, and Protecting - 40 Wipes
  • CLEANS, CONDITIONS, NOURISHES - Cleans leather surfaces while applying conditioner and nourishment
  • PROTECTS SURFACE - A clear protective coating saves the material from usual wear and tear, as well as harmful UV rays that cause damage to the surface.
  • VERSATILE - These household wipes can be used on any leather surface, including: Shoes, furniture, apparel, purses/bags, and car interiors.
  • SAFE - This non-toxic, phosphate free formula removes smudges, dirt, and other remaining impurities safely and effectively.
  • FRESH SCENT - Leave your surfaces clean and smelling light and fresh.
Bestseller No. 10
Leather Re-Coloring Balm - Renew and Restore Color to Faded and Scratched Leather | for Furniture, Cars and Clothing 8.5 Fl. Oz. (250ml) (Black)
  • Quickly & easily restores the color to all absorbent leathers
  • Ideal for restoring the color to faded and worn leather
  • 21 colors formulated for use on leather from a dark to light shade
  • Great for re-coloring areas that have been exposed to sun light or direct heat
  • Suitable for use on furniture, car interiors, clothes, shoes, handbags and any other item made from absorbent leather.

Last update on 2019-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-07-13 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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