American Honda Motor Company will recall slightly more than 100 vehicles suffering from safety system problems.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported the Torrance, California-based manufacturer will recall 118 2019 Honda Insight, 2019 Honda Odyssey, and 2019 Honda Ridgeline vehicles built between August 20, 2018 and August 30, 2018.
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The affected vehicles contain Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) with damaged printed circuit boards. Partially damaged circuit boards can potentially pass quality testing and make it into vehicles. High temperature cycling can create small fractures in the circuit board, disrupting connections and disabling safety features including airbags and seatbelt pretensioner development. Failures in these systems can increase injury risk.
Honda stated in its recall chronology that component manufacturer Denso International America of Southfield, Michigan notified them on Aug. 31, 2018 of numerous SRS unit failures. Denso confirmed a ground pin on one of the four flash programming arrays was bent, damaging circuit boards. Honda placed a hold on all potentially affected vehicles and started investigating what effects the defect had.
The company decided on Sept. 20, 2018 to conduct a safety recall. The company has not yet received any related injury reports.
Honda will notify owners and dealers will replace the SRS unit for free. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 5, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are B2R, C2P, and Z2Q. Honda consumers can also visit the NHTSA’s website, and enter their VIN to see if their vehicle is included in any recalls.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer is legally required to fix any recalled problems for free. If the dealership refuses to fix the part or tries to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately. The Highway Safety Act of 1970, which created the NHTSA, requires car manufacturers to pay for the recall and replacement of a defective part.
If the manufacturer fails to repair, replace, repurchase, or provide your recalled vehicle’s loss value, they are violating the warranty and a lawyer may be able to help you. Lemon law attorneys help their clients by dealing directly with the manufacturer on the clients’ behalf, working to promptly resolve the issue and get their clients back on the road. Thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, attorneys can seek their fees directly from the manufacturer, meaning a client can obtain legal counsel without having to pay attorneys’ fees directly out of pocket.
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