Toronto, Ontario – Honda will recall approximately 3,340 2010 Accord Crosstour vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace any front passenger airbag that does not meet U.S. testing standards. Honda Canada said that all of the 780 affected vehicles in Canada are compliant with the current requirements of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, but that it will notify owners of the affected vehicles to have them inspected and, if necessary, replaced.
In the U.S., the affected vehicles do not meet one aspect of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, which requires airbag deployment to be tested using an unbelted six-year-old child test dummy in the front seating area.
No incidents or injuries have been reported in Canada or the U.S. related to the issue. Honda recommends that children under the age of 12 be properly restrained in the vehicle’s rear seat.
Honda Canada will voluntarily conduct a safety improvement campaign and will notify all owners of affected vehicles. Written notification will take place in September 2010. Owners may also contact a dealer or call Honda’s customer relations at 1-888-946-6329.