Honda Recalls 374,000 Vehicles Because Airbags Might Unexpectedly Inflate

Honda is recalling over 374,000 vehicles to fix an electrical problem might cause the car’s  airbag systems to inflate. The recall includes about 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans from 2003 and 2004, and 56,000 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles from 2003.  Honda has received complaints in recent months of inadvertent airbag deployment but has not received any reports of crashes resulting from the problem.
The full recall information is below.
RECALL Subject : Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment
Report Receipt Date: SEP 19, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V412000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 374,618
Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
SUMMARY: Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2004 Odyssey and model year 2003 Acura MDX vehicles. Due to electrical noise, a component in the air bag control module may fail causing the front air bags, side curtain air bags, and/or seatbelt pretensioners to deploy inadvertently while the vehicle is being operated.
CONSEQUENCE: Inadvertent deployment of the air bags may increase the risk of injury and the possibility of a vehicle crash.
REMEDY: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will install a noise suppressor unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, October 28, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda’s recall numbers are JC2 (Honda Odyssey) and JC3 (Acura MDX).


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