The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced two recalls, one for the Accord and Crosstour models, and the other for the Ridgeline.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2012 Accord and 2012 Crosstour, along with the 2011-2012 Ridgeline, will be affected by this recall and owners of the three models will have to take a trip back to the Honda dealerships. The feds are also saying that the Accord and Crosstour 2012 models have been made with a faulty inflator for the side-curtain airbag fitted onto the passenger’s side, and in a crash, those airbags might not deploy, increasing the risk of an injury.
About 347 units of the two models will be affected by this recall and Honda will notify owners by February 10, who will take their vehicles to a Honda dealer, in order to inspect the airbag system and replace the inflators if necessary, free of charge. Owners of the above mentioned models can contact the Honda Customer Service at 800-999-1009 and the NHTSA at 888-327-4236.
Besides the Accord and Crosstour, Honda has also announced a recall for the 2011-2012 Ridgeline, which is said to come with inaccurate inflation information, for the spare tire, on the attached placard. Honda says that if owners will use the spare tire and this is improperly inflated, this could lead to a crash. Honda has already started to notify owners of the model, and the dealers will replace the tire or amend free of charge.