Vehicles Affected: Approximately 70 model-year 2017 Honda Civic hatchbacks and Civic Type R cars
The Problem: Driver- and front-passenger seatback pads sold as replacement service parts were made without slit openings for the seat-mounted side airbags. In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the seatback pad could interfere and adversely affect airbag performance, increasing the risk of injury.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the front seatback pads.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will begin notifying owners June 1. 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 NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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