Faulty Honda Airbags Trigger Massive Vehicle Recall Worldwide

Honda announces a massive recall that could affect millions of drivers around the globe. The recall covers a broad range of models, including cars, SUVs, minivans, and pickups, due to a defect linked to the deployment of Honda airbags. The news comes on the heels of multiple Honda recalls in 2023, which makes it important update all car owners of the situation. This blog post delves into the specifics of the recall, the vehicles affected, and the potential risks to drivers and passengers with legal advice from the personal injury attorneys at Deldar Legal.

Honda Airbags Defect

The heart of the issue lies in the airbag system’s front passenger seat weight sensor. A capacitor within the printed circuit board of this sensor may crack due to exposure to environmental humidity, leading to an internal short circuit. This flaw could result in the unintended deployment of airbags in the event of a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) pinpoints the origin of this defect to a change in the base material of the circuit board by a supplier.

Vehicle Details

Honda is recalling a substantial number of vehicles across its lineup, including popular models like the Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, and Odyssey, as well as Acura models such as the MDX, RDX, and TLX. These vehicles span model years 2020 to 2022:

Honda Models
  • Accord (2020-2022)
  • Accord Hybrid (2020-2021)
  • Civic 2-door (2020)
  • Civic 4-door (2020-2022)
  • Civic Hatchback (2021-2022)
  • Civic Type R (2021)
  • CR-V (2021-2022)
  • CR-V Hybrid (2020-2021)
  • Fit (2020)
  • HR-V (2020-2022)
  • Insight (2021)
  • Odyssey (2020-2022)
  • Pilot (2020-2022)
  • Passport (2020-2021)
  • Ridgeline (2020-2021)
Acura Models
  • Acura MDX (2020)
  • Acura MDX (2022)
  • Acura RDX (2020-2022)
  • Acura TLX (2020-2021)

Owners of these models are advised to watch for notification letters from Honda, starting March 18, directing them to local dealerships for part replacements. Despite the alarming number of vehicles recalled, the NHTSA estimates that only 1% of these cars are likely to possess the defect. Even with that percentage being so low, there is always a chance drivers can be injured.

Finding A Personal Injury Attorney

At Deldar Legal, we specialize in championing the rights of those injured by automotive defects, including airbag-related injuries. Our team understands the challenges people face during their legal journey. And if you or a loved one is in an auto accident because of an issue with your Honda airbags, you might have a personal injury case. This is where we come in!

The legal process is intricate and requires strict adherence to procedural rules. Mistakes in filing paperwork, missing deadlines, or failing to comply with legal procedures can jeopardize a case. With a large automotive company like Honda, your information needs to follow every detail of the law to be successful. Issues can arise regarding the insurance policies involved, such as disputes over coverage limits, denials of claims, or the insurance company arguing that the policy does not cover the accident circumstances.

A smart personal injury attorney in California offers strategic advice with your best interests taken into consideration. Contact us today at (844)335-3271 and we can start your free case evaluation. Honda airbags going off at the wrong time is nothing to take lightly. Deldar Legal protects California drivers with extra care and professionalism.

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