Safety Recall F5F: Takata Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator (Phase 5) – 2009-2014 Acura

June 27, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V502000

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: 19V502

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 9,566

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot 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 air bag 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 F5F and Q5E.

 

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.

 

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B19-041
June 28, 2019
Version 1

Safety Recall: Takata Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator (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
2009-14 TSX L4 Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2010, 2012 TSX V6 Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2011-14 TSX Sport Wagon ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.
2010-13 ZDX ALL Check the iN VIN status for eligibility.

 

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 client. If you are unable to complete any open recall, advise the client 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.

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE TABLE OF CONTENTS

Model Page
TSX and TSX Sport Wagon 6
ZDX 19

 

CLIENT 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 client 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 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
2009-14 TSX L4 Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-TL2-407 04790-TL2-407

04790-TL2-A00

1
2010, 2012 TSX V6 Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-TL2-407 04790-TL2-407

04790-TL2-A00

1
2011-14 TSX Sport Wagon Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-TL2-407 04790-TL2-407

04790-TL2-A00

1
2010-13 ZDX Front Passenger’s Airbag Inflator Kit 04790-SZN-407 04790-SZN-407

04790-SZN-A00

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 B15-0006, 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.

 

REQUIRED TOOLS

Tool Name Part Number Quantity
PSPI6 Gauge Tool 070AJ-TA00A00 or

07AAJ-TA0AA00

1

NOTES

  • Each dealer was previously sent over 10 tools. If you need more, the gauge is available for dealer ordering.
  • This tool is for use on the inflators with blue collars only.

 

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 B15-0006, 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
2009-14 TSX L4 7541G3 04790-TL2-407 0.8 hr 6EE00 F5F00 B19041A 77820-TL2-A80
2010, 2012 TSX V6
2011-14 TSX Sport Wagon
2009-14 TSX L4 7541G3 04790-TL2-A00 0.8 hr 6EE00 F5F00 B19041B 77820-TL2-A80
2010, 2012 TSX V6
2011-14 TSX Sport Wagon
2010-13 ZDX 7541G3 04790-SZN-407 0.9 hr 6EE00 F5F00 B19041C 77851-SZN-A03
7541G3 04790-SZN-A00 0.9 hr 6EE00 F5F00 B19041D 77851-SZN-A03

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 for assistance.

COUNTERFEIT AIRBAGS

 

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REPAIR PROCEDURE TSX (L4 AND V6) AND TSX SPORTS WAGON

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 client. If you are unable to complete any open recall, advise the client 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 audio unit presets.
  • 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, 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.

3.1 Remove the glove box and the passenger’s dashboard trim. Refer to the service information.

3.2 Disconnect the front passenger’s airbag 4P connector from the dashboard wire harness.

dashboard wire harness

3.3 Remove the passenger’s dashboard duct, then detach the harness clips.

passenger’s dashboard duct

3.4 Remove the mounting nuts and the mounting bolts. Release the hooks of the hook plate and remove it.

Remove the mounting nuts and the mounting bolts

3.5 Remove the front passenger’s airbag.

  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.

front passenger’s 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 the inflator bracket.

Remove the harness

  1. Short the yellow wires.

NOTES

  • You must cut the yellow wires for inflator removal and short the yellow wires on the inflator side as indicated to prevent accidental deployment.
  • Do not cut the red wires because the airbag connector shorts these inflator wires.

8.1 Cut the yellow wires as shown.

Cut the yellow wires

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

Strip away about 1 inch of the yellow wire insulation

8.3 Tape the twisted ends with electrical tape.

  1. Remove the four inflator nuts.

Remove the four inflator nuts

  1. Remove the inflator bracket.

NOTES

  • You can only remove one of the brackets, as the other is welded to the airbag housing.
  • Do not reuse the bracket; use the new one that came in the inflator kit.

Remove the inflator bracket

  1. Remove the inflator by pulling 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.

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

04790-TL2-407 04790-TL2-A00

12.1 One side of the inflator has a longer collar, a single tab, 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 shorter collar into the airbag first.

One side of the inflator has a longer collar

12.2 Slide the inflator in until the plastic collar contacts the bracket. The two tabs should align with the side of the airbag module and the metal tab as shown. There should be no space or gap between the inflator and bracket.

Slide the inflator in

12.3 Install the bracket included in the kit onto the airbag module. Check there is no space or gap between the inflator and bracket by pushing the bracket against the inflator.

NOTE

The bracket may have a little bit of play before you install the new nuts.

Install the bracket

  1. Hold the bracket against the inflator, then install the new 5 mm locknuts and torque them in sequence to 3.9 N•m (34 lb-in) .

Hold the bracket against the inflator

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

Remove the stickers

  1. Install the new inflator harness.

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

NOTES

  • The replacement inflator harnesses may have the wire colors in the opposite positions of the original harness. 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 side of the inflator with the red dot on the short collar side.
  • The red dot is difficult to see because it is covered by the bracket.

Install the new inflator harness

15.2 Connect the red wire connector to the connector on the side with the short plastic collar. Align the “T” shape in the inflator harness connector with the T-shaped inflator connector, then press the connector into place.

Connect the red wire connector

15.3 Connect the yellow wire connector to the connector on the side with the long plastic collar.

15.4 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.

15.5 Make sure the connector is secure and in place by using the gauge tool. (PSPI6 Gauge Tool P/N: 070AJTA00A00 or 07AAJ-TA0AA00).

PSPI6 Gauge Tool

  1. Connect the harness to the inflator brackets.

16.1 Attach the connector clip.

16.2 Attach the harness clips onto the inflator bracket. Make sure the harness is securely inserted and that it does not sag.

Connect the harness to the inflator brackets

  1. Install the airbag.

17.1 Place the front passenger’s airbag into the dash panel. Install the hook plate and install the new mounting nuts and new mounting bolts finger tight.

NOTE

Make sure the hooks are set properly.

Install the hook plate

17.2 Torque the mounting nuts and bolts to the following specifications:

    • Mounting nuts 6.3 N·m (4.6 lb-ft)
    • Mounting bolts 9.8 N·m (7.2 lb-ft)

17.3 Install the harness clips, then reinstall the passenger’s dashboard duct.

passenger’s dashboard duct

17.4 Connect the dashboard wire harness 4P connector to the front passenger’s airbag, then reinstall the glovebox.

Connect the dashboard wire harness 4P connector

17.5 Install the passenger’s dashboard trim. Refer to service information.

  1. Connect the battery negative cable and enter the anti-theft code for the audio and navigation system (if applicable),then enter the audio unit 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 B15-0006 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.

 

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REPAIR PROCEDURE ZDX

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 client. If you are unable to complete any open recall, advise the client 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 switch to the ON (II) 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.

3.1 Remove the front passenger’s dashboard trim.

NOTES

  • Make sure you don’t scratch the dashboard or its related parts.
  • Use the appropriate tool from the KTC trim tool set to avoid damage when removing components.

passenger’s dashboard trim

3.2 Remove the glovebox.

3.2.1 Remove the passenger’s dashboard side panel by opening the door and then gently prying the notch of the panel with the appropriate trim tool to detach the clips.

passenger's dashboard side panel

3.2.2 Remove the bolts and screws.

Remove the bolts and screws

3.2.3 Remove the glove box by pulling it by hand to detach the clip.

Remove the glove box

3.2.4 While holding the glove box, disconnect the glove box light connector and the keyless access system mode switch connector (if equipped).

3.3 Remove the passenger’s dashboard ducts by removing the screw.

passenger’s dashboard ducts

3.4 Detach the airbag harness clips. Pull down the wire harness, then disconnect the front passenger’s inflator connector.

airbag harness clips

3.5 Remove the mounting nuts and mounting bolts from the front passenger’s airbag.

Remove the mounting nuts and mounting bolts

3.6 Release the pins and remove the front passenger’s airbag.

remove the front passenger’s airbag

  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.

front passenger’s 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 the inflator bracket.

Remove the harness

  1. Short the red wires.

NOTES

  • You must cut the red wires for inflator removal and short the red wires on the inflator side as indicated to prevent accidental deployment.
  • Do not cut the yellow wires because the airbag connector shorts these inflator wires.

8.1 Cut the red wires as shown.

Cut the red wires

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

Strip away about 1 inch of the wire insulation

8.3 Tape the twisted ends with electrical tape.

  1. Remove the four inflator nuts.

Remove the four inflator nuts

  1. Remove the inflator bracket.

NOTES

  • You can only remove one of the brackets, as the other is welded to the airbag housing.
  • Do not reuse the bracket; use the new one that came in the inflator kit.

Remove the inflator bracket

  1. Remove the inflator by pulling 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.

04790-SZN-407 04790-SZN-A00

12.1 One side of the inflator has a longer collar, a single tab, 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 shorter collar into the airbag first.

One side of the inflator has a longer collar

12.2 Slide the inflator in until the plastic collar contacts the bracket. The two tabs should align with the side of the airbag module and the metal tab as shown. There should be no space or gap between the inflator and bracket.

Slide the inflator in

12.3 Install the bracket included in the kit onto the airbag module. Check there is no space or gap between the inflator and bracket by pushing the bracket against the inflator.

NOTE

The bracket may have a little bit of play before you install the new nuts.

Install the bracket

  1. Hold the bracket against the inflator, then install the new 5 mm locknuts and torque them in sequence to 3.9 N•m (34 lb-in) .

Hold the bracket against the inflator

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

Remove the stickers

  1. Install the new inflator harness.

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

NOTES

  • The replacement inflator harnesses may have the wire colors in the same positions of the original harness. 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 side of the inflator with the red dot on the short collar side.
  • The red dot is difficult to see because it is covered by the bracket.

Install the new inflator harness

15.2 Connect the red wire connector to the connector on the side with the short plastic collar. Align the “T” shape in the inflator harness connector with the T-shaped inflator connector, then press the connector into place.

Connect the red wire connector

15.3 Connect the yellow wire connector to the connector on the side with the long plastic collar.

15.4 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.

15.5 Make sure the connector is secure and in place by using the gauge tool. (PSPI6 Gauge Tool P/N: 070AJTA00A00 or 07AAJ-TA0AA00).

Connect the red wire connector

  1. Connect the harness to the inflator brackets.

16.1 Connect the harness clips to the bracket.

16.2 Make sure the harness is securely inserted and that it does not sag.

Connect the harness

  1. Install the airbag.

17.1 Place the front passenger’s airbag into the dashboard.

NOTE

Make sure the front passenger’s airbag pins are installed in the dashboard securely.

Install the airbag

17.2 Install the front passenger’s airbag using the new mounting bolts and the new mounting nuts.

Install the front passenger's airbag

17.3 Install the passenger’s dashboard duct.

passenger’s dashboard duct

17.4 Install the glove box.

NOTE

Make sure the glove box light and the keyless access mode switch connector is plugged in.

17.5 Install the passenger’s dashboard trim.

  1. Reconnect the battery negative cable and enter the anti-theft code for the audio and navigation system (if applicable), then enter the audio 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 B15-0006 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


63 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
ACURA TSX 2009-2014
ACURA TSX SPORT WAGON 2011-2014
ACURA ZDX 2010-2013
HONDA ACCORD 2008-2012
HONDA ACCORD CROSSTOUR 2010-2011
HONDA CIVIC 2006-2011
HONDA CIVIC GX 2008-2010
HONDA CIVIC HYBRID 2006-2011
HONDA CR-V 2007-2011
HONDA CROSSTOUR 2012-2015
HONDA FIT 2009-2013
HONDA FIT EV 2014
HONDA INSIGHT 2010-2014
HONDA PILOT 2009-2015

6 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V502-2742.PDF 269.064KB

Download (PDF, 263KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V502-5109.pdf 284.564KB

Download (PDF, 278KB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V502-9188.pdf 5246.27KB

Download (PDF, 5MB)


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-19V502-3147.pdf 11765.246KB

Download (PDF, 11.22MB)


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

RMISC-19V502-5016.pdf 111.66KB

Download (PDF, 109KB)


DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT

RMISC-19V502-1015.pdf 265.047KB

Download (PDF, 259KB)


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=19V502&docType=RCL


 

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