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Honda recalls 118,000 U.S. SUVs for sudden air bag deployments

May 2019 – Yahoo News — Honda Motor Co’s U.S. unit said on Wednesday it is recalling 118,000 new U.S. SUVs following reports of three injuries tied to sudden air bag deployments. The Japan-based automaker said it is recalling the 2019 Honda CR-V to replace steering wheel wire harnesses and supplemental restraint system cable reels after six unexpected driver air bag deployments that occurred without a crash. There are so far no reports of related crashes, the automaker said.

Metal burrs on the interior surface of the steering wheel may result in damage that could lead to a short circuit and overheating of components, Honda said.


RECALL Subject: Steering Wheel may Damage Air Bag Wiring
Report Receipt Date: MAY 21, 2019
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V383000
Component(s): AIR BAGS , COMMUNICATIONS , STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 118,598
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

May 2019 – Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2019 CR-V vehicles. The metal core of the steering wheel may have burrs which can damage the harnesses routed within, potentially disabling the driver’s air bag or causing it to deploy without warning. In the event of a crash, a disabled air bag would increase the risk of injury. An uncommanded deployment of the driver’s air bag also increases the risk of injury and a crash. Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover on the steering wheel core and replace clockspring and the harnesses within, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 8, 2019. Honda’s number for this recall is R4S. 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.

RECALLED VEHICLES: Honda CR-V – 2019


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