Breaking: Honda Issues Major Recall Affecting 750,000+ Vehicles for Critical Safety Flaw

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A large-scale recall has been announced by American Honda Motor Co. for various models due to a critical flaw in the air bag system. The issue stems from the front passenger seat weight sensor, which is prone to cracking and short-circuiting. In the event of a crash, this defect might cause the air bag to deploy when it should not, raising the risk of injury.

Affected Vehicle Range

Acura Models:

  • MDX (2020, 2022)
  • RDX (2020-2022)
  • TLX (2020-2021)

Honda Models:

  • Accord (2020-2022)
  • Accord Hybrid (2020-2021)
  • Civic Sedan (2020-2022)
  • Civic Coupe (2020)
  • Civic Hatchback (2021-2022)
  • Civic Type R (2021)
  • CR-V (2020-2021)
  • CR-V Hybrid (2020-2021)
  • Fit (2020)
  • HR-V (2020-2022)
  • Insight (2021)
  • Odyssey (2020-2022)
  • Passport (2020-2021)
  • Pilot (2020-2022)
  • Ridgeline (2020-2021)

Remediation and Customer Assistance

Honda will rectify the issue by replacing the faulty seat weight sensors in the affected vehicles free of charge. Notification letters to owners are set to be dispatched starting March 18, 2024. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall is filed under Honda's internal codes XHP and VHQ.

Further Information for Vehicle Owners

Owners seeking more information can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit the NHTSA website at

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  • VoGhost Fantastic work by Honda design. When I first saw the pictures, I thought "Is that a second gen Acura NSX?"
  • V16 2025 VW GLI...or 2025 Honda Civic SI? Same target audience, similar price points. Both are rays of sun in the gray world of SUV'S.
  • FreedMike Said this before and I'll say it again: I'm not that exercised about this whole "pay for a subscription" thing, as long as the deal's reasonable. And here's how you make it reasonable: offer it a monthly charge. Let's say that adaptive headlights are a $500 option on this vehicle, and the subscription is $15 a month, or $540 over a three year lease. So you try the feature for a month, and if you like it, you keep it; if you don't, then you discontinue it, like a Netflix subscription. In any case, you didn't get charged $500 up front the feature. That's not a bad deal.In my case, let's say VW offers an over the air chip reflash that gives me another 25 hp. The total price of the upgrade is $1,000 (which is what a reflash would cost you in the aftermarket). If they offered me a one time monthly subscription for $50 to try it out, I'd take it. In other words, maybe the news isn't all bad.
  • 2ACL A good car, but - at least in this configuration -not one that should command a premium. Its qualities just aren't as enduring as those of Honda's contemporary sports cars. For better or worse, this is a formula they remain able to replicate.
  • Jalop1991 I just read that Tesla's profits are WAY down "as the electric vehicle company has faced both more EV competition from established automakers and a slowing of overall EV sales growth." This Cadillac wouldn't help Tesla at all, but the slowing market of EV sales overall means this should be a halo/boutique car. Regardless, yes, they should make it.