Honda recalls 835,000 Pilot, Odyssey vehicles over airbag risk
Picking up where it left off in 2012, Honda is ringing in the New Year with a massive recall. On Friday, the automaker recalled 835,000 2009-2013 Honda Pilot SUVs and 2011-13 Honda Odyssey minivans over faulty airbags. The recall covers 748,000 vehicles in the United States, 29,000 in Canada, 25,000 in Mexico and another 35,000 vehicles around the world.
According to Honda, some airbags were built without some of the rivets that secure the airbag’s plastic cover. The missing rivets may cause improper airbag deployment, thus increasing the risk of injury in a crash. That being said, no crashes or injuries have been reported, said Honda.
Honda spokesman Chris Martins stated that the defect was found during vehicle assembly when a worker noticed a missing rivet on an airbag. Honda will begin notifying customers of the recall next month. In the meantime, customers can contact Honda Customer Service at 1-800-999-1009 or online at www.recalls.honda.com. Concerned owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 or at www.safercar.gov.