Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—June 16, 2015
SUMMARY: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured August 16, 2002, to August 28, 2007 and equipped with a four cylinder engine, and 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured April 25, 2000, to September 2, 2005. The affected vehicles have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.
CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.
REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 13, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2. Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 13V132, 14V349, 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall.
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.