Air Bag Inflators May Rupture or Underinflate Bag – 1997-2001 Acura

January 17, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V026000

Air Bag Inflators May Rupture or Underinflate Bag

In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, an inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated air bag cushion may not properly protect the occupant. These scenarios increase the risk of serious injury or death.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V026

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,500,705

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 1997-1998 Acura 2.2CL, 1998-1999 Acura 2.3CL, 1997-1999 Acura 3.0CL, 2001 Acura 3.2CL and Acura MDX, 1998-2000 Honda Accord Coupe, Accord Sedan, Civic Sedan, Odyssey and Acura 3.5RL, 1999-2000 Acura 3.2TL, 1996-2000 Civic Coupe, 1997-2000 CR-V, 1997-1998 EV Plus, and 1998-1999 Isuzu Oasis vehicles.

These vehicles were equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) and do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the air bag cushion to underinflate.

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Air Bag Inflators May Rupture or Underinflate Bag – 1997-2000 Honda

January 17, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V026000

Air Bag Inflators May Rupture or Underinflate Bag

In the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment, an inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated air bag cushion may not properly protect the occupant. These scenarios increase the risk of serious injury or death.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V026

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,500,705

 

Summary

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 1997-1998 Acura 2.2CL, 1998-1999 Acura 2.3CL, 1997-1999 Acura 3.0CL, 2001 Acura 3.2CL and Acura MDX, 1998-2000 Honda Accord Coupe, Accord Sedan, Civic Sedan, Odyssey and Acura 3.5RL, 1999-2000 Acura 3.2TL, 1996-2000 Civic Coupe, 1997-2000 CR-V, 1997-1998 EV Plus, and 1998-1999 Isuzu Oasis vehicles.

These vehicles were equipped with Non-Azide Driver air bag Inflators (NADI) and do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the air bag cushion to underinflate.

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Replacement of Radiator Upper Tank – 1991-1993 Acura Legend & 1990-1997 Integra

October 14, 1997

YEAR MODEL VIN APPLICATION BULLETIN NO.
1991 – 93 LEGEND See VEHICLES AFFECTED B96-005
1990 – 97 INTEGRA

 

Replacement of Radiator Upper Tank

(Supersedes 96-005, dated April 9, 1996)

 

PROBLEM

Pressure and thermal cycling can cause the radiator upper tank to crack.

 

VEHICLES AFFECTED

Legend Sedan and Coupe:
1991 – 92: All

1993:
Sedan – Thru VIN JH4KA7. . . PC027523
Coupe – Thru VIN JH4KA8. . . PC004172

Integra with A/T:
1990 – 91:
All with Nippondenso radiator
(Identified as “Denso” on the top tank.)

Integra with M/T:
1990 – 93:
All with Nippondenso radiator
(Identified as “Denso” on the top tank.)

1994 – 96: All

1997:
Sedan – Thru VIN JH4DB7. . . VS005079
Coupe – Thru VIN JH4DC4. . . VS015437

NOTE: This bulletin does not apply to the Integra GS-R.

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Rear Doors Are Hard to Open – 1996-2000 Honda Civic

A00-013
February 1, 2000

 

Applies To: 1996-00 Civic – All 4-door models

 

Rear Doors Are Hard to Open

 

SYMPTOM

One or both rear doors are difficult to open. The door handle needs to be lifted abnormally high to release the latch.

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