A producing defect in choose 2019 Honda CR-V crossovers might trigger the airbag to malfunction and unexpectedly deploy, main the automaker to recall 118,598 automobiles within the U.S., the carmaker says. The difficulty impacts automobiles manufactured between October three, 2018, and April 1, 2019, in keeping with paperwork filed with the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
Honda says that each CR-V manufactured throughout this time carries the defect, which includes burrs within the within the CR-V’s steel steering wheel. These burrs could cause harm to the sub-harness that runs contained in the steering wheel, doubtlessly inflicting a brief circuit. If this happens, the steering wheel controls and horn might cease working or the horn might sound sudden, the airbag warning mild might come on, or it could deploy with out warning.
It seems that the airbag deployment may happen at any time, together with when the automotive is on the highway — in any case, motion of the steering wheel strikes these burrs, in flip scraping away on the wires of the sub-harness inside. As of earlier this month, Honda acquired 41 guarantee claims, 20 subject stories, and three stories of accidents associated to the defect.
The primary incident of unintended deployment occurred in late February, and it seems the airbag has gone off with out warning on at the least 5 further events since then. Honda didn’t say whether or not these injured had been so because of an airbag deployment, nonetheless, given there have been no crashes, it’s the probably trigger.
Honda first found the problem on January 24, making modifications to its manufacturing course of to remove the burrs. Any automotive manufactured after April 1 has the up to date model of the steering wheel and shouldn’t expertise the problem, Honda says. The carmaker started notifying sellers this week and can notify affected homeowners in July.
As soon as on the dealership, restore technicians will exchange the cable reel and cable reel sub-harness, and set up a protecting cowl on the steering wheel core without charge.
In a separate recall, Honda additionally mentioned it would recall a further 19,000 automobiles beforehand recalled till the big Takata airbag recall in 2018 for added restore work. Affected homeowners there may also obtain notification by mail if their automobile is affected.