Legally reviewed by: Jessica Anvar Stotz, JD, MBA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has identified a critical flaw in certain Honda vehicles, where frontal and knee airbags may deploy unintentionally during a crash, posing a significant risk of injury to occupants, particularly infants in car seats, children, and individuals under 4 feet 11 inches in height.

In response, Honda Motor Company has announced a recall of over 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans, and pickups. The following table includes key details of the 2024 Honda Airbag Recall:

Recall Information Details
Total Vehicles Recalled 750,114
Reported Warranty Claims 3,834
Owner Notification Letters March 18, 2024
Recall Campaign Number 24V064000
Honda Recall Identification XHP, VHQ
Honda Contact Number 888-234-2138

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Documents published by the NHTSA reveal that a capacitor within the printed circuit board of the front passenger seat weight sensor may develop cracks due to exposure to environmental humidity, increasing the risk of a short circuit. As of January 25, 2024, Honda has recorded 3,834 warranty claims related to this issue, with no reports of injuries or fatalities. Owner notification letters are scheduled to be sent out on or by March 18, 2024.

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    Here’s what’s included in the 2024 Honda and Acura Airbag Recall

    The following is a list of Honda vehicles included in the Honda Airbag Recall:

    • Accord (2020-2022)
    • Civic Sedan (2020-2022)
    • Civic Hatchback (2021-2022)
    • Civic Coupe (2020)
    • Civic Type R (2021)
    • Insight (2021-2022)
    • Accord Hybrid (2020-2021)
    • CR-V (2020-2021)
    • CR-V Hybrid (2020-2021)
    • Fit (2020-2021)
    • HR-V (2020-2022)
    • Odyssey (2020-2022)
    • Passport (2020-2021)
    • Pilot (2020-2021)
    • Ridgeline (2020-2021)

    For Acura, impacted models include:

    • MDX (2020-2022)
    • RDX (2020-2022)
    • TLX (2020-2021)

    The chronology of events leading to the recall dates back to August 20, 2020, when Honda received its first warranty claim related to the issue. Despite initial investigations and monitoring, it wasn’t until January 25, 2024, that Honda determined the existence of a safety defect, prompting the recall.

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    Here’s what’s not included in the Honda airbag 2024 recall

    Vehicles not included in Honda recalls for airbag issues are not affected by the specific issue identified by the manufacturer. In the context of the 2024 Airbag Recall for Honda, vehicles not included would typically be those that either do not have the defective component or those that have already received a remedy for the issue. Here are some scenarios where a vehicle might not be included in a recall notice:

    • Different Model/Year: If a vehicle is a different model or model year from those listed in the recall notice, it might not be included. Manufacturers typically specify the affected models and years in their recall notices.
    • Already Repaired: If a vehicle has already undergone repairs for the issue addressed in the recall, it might not be included in subsequent recall notices. This is because the necessary remedy has already been applied to mitigate the problem.
    • Different Component: If a vehicle has a different component or configuration that is not affected by the recall issue, it might not be included. Recall notices usually specify the specific components or systems that are subject to the recall.
    • No Open Recalls: If a vehicle’s VIN is checked on the NHTSA’s website or through other means, and no open recalls are found, it means that the vehicle is not currently subject to any recall notices.
    • Manufactured After Fix Implemented: If a vehicle was manufactured after the manufacturer implemented a fix for the issue, it might not be included in the recall. Vehicles produced after the implementation of the remedy would already have the corrected component installed.

    We highly recommend that vehicle owners regularly check for recall notices and keep their contact information updated with the manufacturer to ensure they receive timely notifications if their vehicle is ever subject to a recall.

    While the 2024 Honda airbag recall affects a significant number of models, please note that not all Honda vehicles are included in this recall. If you are unsure whether your vehicle falls under the recall, you can verify its status by visiting the NHTSA’s website and inputting your car’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). If no recall is listed, it indicates that your vehicle is not currently subject to any open recalls.

    How to fix the Airbag Recall issue

    Owners of affected vehicles will be notified via mail and instructed to visit authorized Honda or Acura dealers for a replacement of the faulty seat weight sensor with a non-defective part. Those who have previously incurred expenses for these repairs may be eligible for reimbursement.

    The remedy components will have printed circuit boards constructed with the original, verified base material, differing from the recalled components. Production adjustments to correct the issue were made effective January 7, 2022.

    For further assistance or inquiries regarding the recall, individuals can contact Honda directly at 888-234-2138. Honda’s customer service representatives will provide guidance and support to affected vehicle owners, assisting them with any questions or concerns they may have about the recall process.

    The NHTSA has assigned the recall campaign number 24V064000. Additionally, Honda has designated the recall with its own identification numbers, namely XHP and VHQ. These reference numbers are essential for tracking and managing the recall process effectively.

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