Honda Australia Pty Ltd — Accord MY 2001-2007 & MDX MY 2003-2006

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This recall has been updated. A new VIN list for Honda Accord has been added and the amount of affected Accords has been updated.

Honda Accord
MY 2001-2007
Driver's airbag inflator - alpha or beta
(Some passenger airbag inflators included in other recalls - beta)
18 719 vehicles

Honda MDX
MY 2003-2006
Driver's airbag inflator - beta
(Some passenger airbag inflators included in other recalls - alpha or beta)
3 030 vehicles
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Reasons the product is recalled

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.

The hazards to consumers

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 consumers should do

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Honda dealership or Honda Australia directly via the website 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 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

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

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Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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