Approximately 2.4 million model-year 1997-99 and 2001-02 Acura CL coupes; model-year 2001-02 MDX SUVs; model-year 1998-2003 RL sedans; model-year 1999-2001 TL sedans; and model-year 1998-2000 Honda Accord coupes and sedans; model-year 1996-2000 Civic coupes and sedans; model-year 1997-2001 CR-V SUVs; model-year 1998-2001 Odyssey minivans; and model-year 1997-98 EV Plus electric cars are being recalled due to airbag inflator issues. Long-term exposure to high humidity and extreme temperatures could cause propellant degradation in the airbag inflators. During a crash, an airbag with degraded propellant may deploy too slowly or, in rare cases, too forcefully, rupturing and throwing metal pieces of the inflator toward vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of injury.
Honda will begin notifying owners on March 9, with a second notice planned once replacement parts become available. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the driver airbag inflator with an inflator of a different design when the replacement parts become available.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581