Do you live in the U.S. and own a 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour? If so, heads up: you may be getting a recall notice from Honda in the near future. The manufacturer will be recalling 3,336 Crosstour models sold in the U.S. for inspection of the passenger airbag module assembly. Honda, working with the NHTSA, has determined that some passenger airbag modules may not have been assembled correctly, which could affect how the airbag is deployed in the event of a crash. Specifically mentioned in the press release was the danger to an unbelted child in the front seat; I shouldn’t have to remind you to buckle your kids up, but I will anyway.
Honda will begin contacting U.S. Crosstour owners affected by the recall in late September. Dealers will inspect the passenger airbag module and replace if necessary. Customers with questions or concerns can reach Honda’s customer service hotline at (800) 999-1009.
Canadian Crosstour models are not covered under this recall, but Honda Canada will be announcing a voluntary “safety improvement campaign” for Crosstour owners. Approximately 780 Canadian Crosstour owners will be getting the notice from Honda at the end of the month. As is the case in the U.S., Canadian dealer will inspect the vehicle and replace the airbag module if necessary. Canadian customers with questions or concerns can reach Honda’s customer service at (888) 946-6329.