Honda recalls Accords, HR-Vs over seat belt issues
Honda recalls Accords, HR-Vs over seat belt issues A pretensioner is the seat belt component that tightens it in place during an accident.
In a defect notice published by Honda, the automaker states that pretensioners are at risk of causing injury during collisions.
In a passenger car, wearing a seat belt reduces death risks by 45% and moderate and critical injury risks by 50%, according to the NHTSA.
Honda reported receiving the initial complaint about the seat belt issue in May, according to a safety recall report filed with the NHTSA. Nevertheless, on September 20, “the affected parts were received and an investigation was started.”.
Honda said it had not received any reports of injuries or deaths caused by the malfunctioning part as of November 16.
Almost a week after Honda’s previous big recall, Honda is announcing its second major recall. It was announced on November 17 that the company was recalling about 250,000 vehicles due to a manufacturing error that could damage the engines. In addition to this recall, Honda has issued 14 others this year, affecting more than 1 million vehicles.
Owners affected by this recall will receive a letter after January 8, 2024, and they can take their vehicles to a Honda dealership for an inspection. It will be free of charge for dealers to replace the necessary part.