Honda Recall: 750,000 Pilots, Odysseys Recalled For Air Bag Defect
Honda has issued a recall for more than 748,000 of its vehicles. Honda Pilots from 2009 through 2013 and Honda Odysseys between 2011 and 2013 have been recalled due to improperly assembled airbags.
Honda said that some airbags may have been installed without rivets to secure the plastic cover. This could cause the airbag to deploy incorrectly and may result in an injury. Honda said that it was not away of any injuries related to the issue.
Honda said in a statement:
“Driver’s-side airbags in these vehicles potentially were assembled without some of the rivets that secure the airbag’s plastic cover. If the rivets are missing, the airbag may not deploy properly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.”
According to NBC News, recalled vehicles will be inspected by Honda and any defective parts will be replaced. The company said that it will start contacting Honda owners next month. If you believe you have a vehicle that has been recalled you can look up the VIN number at www.recalls.honda.com or you can call (800) 999-1009.
This is Honda’s second major recall in the last few months. Last December, Honda recalled nearly 800,000 vehicles because of a problem with the ignition key.