Honda recalls Acura RLs, and Honda Elements & Ridgelines The vehicle’s airbag inflator could explode, causing injuries or deaths
American Honda Motor is recalling 24,945 of the following vehicles:
Model year 2010-2012 Acura RLs, 2010 and Honda Elements & 2010-2013 Honda Ridgelines ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or “Zone A.”…
Honda recalls nearly 700k vehicles with airbag inflator issue
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling model year 2011-2013 Acura TSX, TSX Sportswagon, ZDX, Honda Accord, Accord Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot vehicles; model year 2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles; and model year 2013 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles ever registered in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or “Zone A.”…
Toyota and Honda recall 1 million vehicles as part of expanded Takata air bag recall
About 601,300 Toyota and Lexus vehicles and 465,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are part of the expanded recall. NHTSA said over the weekend that this latest phase involves a total of 3.3 million vehicles.
The Toyota vehicles involved in this phase of the recall are:
Scion xB (2009, 2010 and 2013 model years)
Toyota Corolla (2009, 2010 and 2013)
Toyota Corolla Matrix (2009, 2010 and 2013)
Toyota Yaris (2009 and 2010)
Toyota 4Runner (2010 and 2013)
Toyota Sienna (2013)
Lexus IS250/350 (2009, 2010 and 2013)
Lexus IS250C/350C (2010 and 2013)
Lexus IS-F (2009, 2010 and 2013)
Lexus ES350 (2009 and 2010)
Lexus GX460 (2010 and 2013)
Toyota said all known owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail by early March.
The Honda vehicles involved in this phase of the recall are:
Acura RL (2009-2012 model years)
Acura TSX (2009-2013)
Acura TSX Wagon (2011-2013)
Acura ZDX (2010-2013)
Honda Accord (2009-2012)
Honda Crosstour (2010-2013)
Honda Civic (2009-2011)
Honda CR-V (2009-2011)
Honda Element (2009-2011)
Honda FCX Clarity (2013)
Honda Fit (2009-2013)
Honda Fit EV (2013)
Honda Insight (2010-2013)
Honda Pilot (2009-2013)
Honda Ridgeline (2009-2013)
Honda is also recalling about 960 Honda Goldwing motorcycles from model years 2009 through 2016 to replace optional airbag inflator modules. Honda said the motorcycles were originally slated to be recalled next year during the fourth phase of the NHTSA recall, but the automaker chose to move up the date because of the small number of vehicles and the availability of replacement parts…
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 8,100 model-year 2017 Honda CR-V SUVs
The Problem: A fuel supply pipe may have been improperly manufactured, which could result in the pipe disconnecting and leaking while the vehicle is in motion, causing the engine to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. Also, the disconnected pipe may leak fuel, which increases the risk of a fire in the presence of an ignition source.
This recall expands on a recall from July after Honda received reports of fuel leaks involving fuel feed pipes not originally identified as defective by its supplier.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the fuel supply pipe for free…
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,400 model-year 2017 Honda Civic sedans and coupes
The Problem: The right half-shaft may have been improperly heat-treated, reducing its strength. This can result in the half-shaft breaking, preventing the engine from moving the vehicle. It can also allow the car to roll away if the parking brake is not engaged, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the half-shaft’s serial number, replacing it as necessary and aligning the front wheels for free.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will begin notifying owners Dec. 15. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…
Honda recalls 800,000 Odyssey minivans for loose seats
When you sell a hell of a lot of one kind of vehicle, recalls can cover an astounding number of vehicles simultaneously. That’s why Honda is recalling nearly 1 million minivans.
Honda issued a recall for approximately 800,000 examples of the previous-generation Odyssey, carrying model years between 2011 and 2017.
The issue stems from the minivan’s second-row outboard seats. The seats may not latch securely to the vehicle body when reinstalling a removed seat or adjusting it side-to-side. If that happens, the seat may tip forward under “moderate to heavy” braking, which increases the risk of injury to passengers. In fact, Honda has received 46 reports of small injuries related to this problem.
Honda is still working on a permanent solution, and it will inform both owners and dealers when it finds one. In the meantime, the automaker created an instruction sheet, giving explicit details how to securely latch the second row seats. It will also post a video to Honda’s owner site in the near future to ensure that owners are latching seats in the correct manner. If the seats are, in fact, latched correctly, tipping won’t be a problem…
Honda to recall vehicles with improperly installed replacement airbag inflators
Honda Motor Co. plans to inspect and replace or properly install replacement airbag inflators that have been improperly installed under an earlier recall, Automotive News has learned.
The latest recall will expand on one issued in September in which replacement parts for Takata airbag inflators may have been improperly installed on 646 Honda vehicles. Both recalls affect only the passenger-side…
Honda recalls model year 2017 Honda CR-V 2WDs and AWDs
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 24,127 model year 2017 Honda CR-V 2WD and AWD vehicles.
The vehicles have a fuel supply pipe that may have been improperly manufactured, possibly resulting in the pipe disconnecting and leaking while the vehicle is being driven.
If the pipe disconnects, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, the disconnected pipe may leak fuel, which, in the presence of an ignition source, can increase the risk of a fire…
Honda recalls model year 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 193 model year 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles.
The engine fuel feed hose and a fuel purge hose that may have been misrouted during vehicle assembly.
The misrouting can cause the hoses to be damaged from contact with other components, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire…
Honda recalling 1.5M Accord cars to prevent potential engine fires
Honda is recalling 1.5 million recent Accord models globally to prevent engine fires after discovering a defect with the vehicle’s battery system.
The Japanese automaker said it had linked four reports of engine fires to the defect.
The recall covers 1.15 million cars in the U.S. from the 2013 through 2016 model-year.
From a publicity perspective it’s bad timing for Honda, which is expected to reveal the redesigned 2018 Accord at an event Friday in Michigan…