A producing defect in choose 2019 Honda CR-V crossovers could 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 Site visitors Security Administration.
Honda says that each CR-V manufactured throughout this time carries the defect, which entails burrs within the within the CR-V’s steel steering wheel. These burrs may cause injury to the sub-harness that runs contained in the steering wheel, probably inflicting a brief circuit. If this happens, the steering wheel controls and horn could cease working or the horn could sound surprising, the airbag warning gentle could 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 obtained 41 guarantee claims, 20 discipline 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 very least 5 extra events since then. Honda didn’t say whether or not these injured have been so on account of an airbag deployment, nonetheless, given there have been no crashes, it’s the most certainly trigger.
Honda first found the difficulty on January 24, making adjustments 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 difficulty, Honda says. The carmaker started notifying sellers this week and can notify affected house owners 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 for free of charge.
In a separate recall, Honda additionally mentioned it’ll recall an extra 19,000 automobiles beforehand recalled till the large Takata airbag recall in 2018 for extra restore work. Affected house owners there can even obtain notification by mail if their automobile is affected.