Vehicles Affected: Approximately 340,000 model-year 2008-10 Honda Accord sedans
The Problem: Manufacturing-process issues may allow moisture to enter the circuitry within the electric control unit of the supplemental restraint system, which over time could cause corrosion and eventual malfunction of the unit. If this occurs, the SRS indicator will illuminate on the vehicle’s dashboard and, in a crash, the airbags may not deploy, increasing the risk of an injury. Honda has confirmed two injuries related to the problem. This is unrelated to the ongoing Takata airbag recall.
The Fix: Dealers will install a new SRS control unit for free.
What Owners Should Do: Honda will begin notifying owners in mid-March. Due to the large volume, the necessary parts will not be available until fall, so the automaker will send a second notification when parts are available. In the interim Honda advises that if the SRS indicator on the instrument panel in front of the driver (not to be confused with the passenger airbag off indicator in the central dashboard area), owners should visit a dealer for a diagnostic check. If the check indicates the defect is present, the SRS electronic control unit will be replaced for free at that time using a limited supply of updated parts. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 for more info.
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