Honda Australia Pty Ltd — Accord MY 2001-2007 & MDX MY 2003-2006
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Honda dealership or Honda Australia directly via the website https://www.honda.com.au/recall.html to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Honda Australia’s VIN look-up tool at http://www.honda.com.au/airbag or contact Honda on 1800 789 839 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm AEST) or contact their preferred Honda dealer.
Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to https://www.honda.com.au/recall.html
If your vehicle is fitted with a ‘critical’ airbag inflator it is imperative that you take immediate steps to have the airbag inflator replaced due to the significant risk of injury or death if there is a misdeployment in the event of an accident. It is strongly recommended that owners of these vehicles stop driving their vehicles immediately. Honda Australia can arrange for a qualified technician to travel to you and repair on site (free of charge) or organise a free tow to your preferred Honda dealer, so that you do not have to drive your vehicle to be fixed if you do not want to.
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Honda Australia Pty Ltd
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.