American Honda Motor Co. is recalling more than 750,000 vehicles in the United States due to problems identified in the operation of the airbag, as there is a possibility that it will deploy unintentionally during a crash. The relevant announcement was made on Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The passenger seat weight sensor can break and short out, failing to prevent the airbag from deploying as intended, NHTSA reports. The recall includes certain Honda models such as the Pilot, Accord and Civic sedans manufactured between 2020 and 2022, and certain Honda CR-V and Passport vehicles manufactured between 2020 and 2021.
In December, the company had decided to initiate a large-scale recall involving about 4.5 million vehicles worldwide due to risks of failure involving the fuel pump. In this case, owners of approximately 2.54 million vehicles in the United States alone were recalled.
Also recalled by Toyota
On January 30, Toyota also announced a recall of 50,000 of its older vehicles in the US, urging owners to immediately carry out repair work because an airbag can explode and potentially kill drivers or occupants of the vehicle.
The Japanese automaker announced that the “Do Not Drive” warning covers certain models such as the 2003-2004 Corolla, 2003-2004 Corolla Matrix and 2004-2005 RAV4 with Takata airbags.