Manufacturer Issues Vehicle Recall for 748,000 Pilots and Odysseys
This month, Honda issued a vehicle recall notice for Pilots, model year 2009 to 2013, and Odysseys, model year 2011 to 2013. Vehicles subject to the recall were built between March 13, 2012 and December 31, 2012.
According to the manufacturer, the vehicles are missing a rivet that holds the airbag’s plastic cover in place when it deploys. That means the airbag might not inflate properly in the event of an accident, or that the plastic cover could come off and injure drivers or passengers.
So far, Honda says there have been no reported incidents with customers. The defect was noticed by an employee on the factory floor who noticed the missing rivet. Honda then issued a voluntary inspection, and a vehicle recall.
Vehicle model owners will be notified of the vehicle recall in February, by mail. Consumers can take their vehicles to the dealership, where they will be inspected for the defect. If the vehicle is in fact missing the rivet, the entire airbag module will be replaced.
Unfortunately, the repair will take around 2 days to complete, as each new airbag module will need to be ordered from Honda individually.
This is Honda’s second major recall in a month. In December, 800,000 Odysseys and Pilots from 2003 and 2004 were recalled due to an ignition lock problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away. Several injuries were reported, initiating the vehicle recall.
For More Information On Honda’s Vehicle Recall
If you own one of the recalled models, the safety campaign is identified as S75. The recall officially begins on February 16th, but owners can contact Honda for more information prior to that date. Honda can be reached toll free at 1-800-999-1009.
Consumers can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for information. Their vehicle recall notice number is 13V016000, and they can be reached at either 1-888-327-4236, or online at http://www.safercar.gov.
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