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Honda recalls over 3 million vehicles because Passenger Side Front Air Bag Inflator may Rupture

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year vehicles because they have a passenger side frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture upon its deployment.

2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.
2014 Honda Civic is one of the models being recalled.

The recalled models are year 2001-2005 Honda Civic vehicles manufactured March 21st, 2000, to January 20th, 2005, 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX vehicles manufactured June 14th, 2000, to August 19th, 2004, 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles manufactured February 24th, 2002, to January 18th, 2005, 2003-2007 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured February 21st, 2002, to August 28th, 2007, 2002-2004 Honda CR-V vehicles, 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey vehicles manufactured June 19th, 2001, to July 12th, 2003, 2003 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 19th, 2002, to June 19th, 2003, 2003 Honda Element vehicles manufactured June 25th, 2002, to July 31st, 2003, and 2003 Honda Pilot vehicles manufactured November 26th, 2001, to August 21st, 2003.

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Report Receipt Date: June 15th, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V370000
Component(s): Air Bags
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,399,384

Vehicle Make / Model Model Year(s)
Acura / MDX 2003
Honda / Accord 2003-2007
Honda / Civic 2001-2005
Honda / Civic GX 2001-2004
Honda / Civic Hybrid 2003-2005
Honda / CR-V 2002-2004
Honda / Element 2003
Honda / Odyssey 2002-2003
Honda / Pilot 2003


In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the passenger seat occupant or other occupants possibly causing serious injury or death.


Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on July 1st, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1.888.234.2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are JS1 and JS2.

Note: Vehicles that have already received a replacement passenger air bag inflator as part of the recall remedy for an earlier campaign such as 14V353 or 14V700 (Honda recall numbers S95, JH6, JH7, JH8, JH9, JJ0, JJ1, JJ2, JJ6, JM5 and JM6) are not included in this recall.

However, this recall does supersede 13V132 and 14V349. Note: On December 18th, 2015 Honda informed NHTSA of an expansion of this recall to include certain model year 2004 Honda CR-V vehicles in addition to additional model year 2003 CR-V vehicles.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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