American Honda is recalling 748,000 of its Odyssey minivans, as well as their Pilot SUVs, for improperly assembled airbags. This is the second major recall of these models in just about one month.
On December 12th, Honda announced a recall of approximately 800,000 of those two models due to the possibility of the ignition key being removed when the car was not in “Park.”
The latest recall involves Pilot models from 2009 to 2013 and Odyssey minivans from 2011 to 2013.
It seems obvious that somewhere in the Honda factory there was a mix-up with the rivets that assemble the airbags. Honda said that the plastic cover for the driver-side bags might not have been attached with the correct number of rivets. If rivets are missing, the airbag might not deploy in a crash. What good is having airbags if they do not work when you need them?
The re-call letters will be sent out to customers sometime in mid February. Honda is asking car owners with one of the above mentioned models, to take their vehicle to an authorized Honda dealership to have the driver’s side airbag inspected to be certain that the correct number of rivets secure the airbag’s plastic cover. If need be, Honda will replace the airbag, free of charge.
The carmaker says they are not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.
To check if your vehicle will need repairs, you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN #) online at www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009 (select option “4”).
For more information, contact one of our Gacovino Lake attorneys at 1-800-246-HURT (4878).