• Sep 15, 2010

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Honda is set to launch a recall of certain 2010 Accord Crosstour models to "inspect and potentially replace the front passenger airbag." According to Honda, the recall will cover about 3,340 units in total, some 700 of those in Canada.

The cause for the recall stems from recent testing which revealed a potential problem with the airbag modules not meeting the rules regarding protection of an unbelted, child test dummies in the front seats. They say no incidents have been reported, but Honda is recommending that children under the age of 12 be properly restrained in the vehicle's rear seat for now.

Honda will notify affected customers by mail but owners can also call their dealer or Customer Relations toll-free at 1-888-946-6329.



Photos by Drew Phillips / Copyright ©2010 AOL

[Source: Canada NewsWire via Digital Journal]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Its no more or less ugly than all vehicles of this ilk. The Acura ZDX and BMW X6 are equally distasteful. I think the Crosstour gets extra demerit points for the awful product launch; specifically the Facespace fiasco and the enthusiast desire for something more akin to the euro Accord wagon.

      Well, at least that's why the Crosstour chaps my ass.
        • 4 Years Ago
        disagree, i hate the coupe-ish crossover idea but the X6 is really nicely done (even though it's completely style over substance). the ZDX not so much, but even that isn't as nasty as the crosstour IMO.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Just because there are other ugly cars does not make it right. ;-) I think the ZDX is an even bigger dud.

        You will get your euro accord wagon soon enough at your Acura dealer.

        Not that either the Cross thing or wagon are that useful, thanks to most of the suspension being in the cargo area.
      • 4 Years Ago
      too bad you can't recall oogly design.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They should probably just recall them all, period.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No amount of vents, rear wing, or bodykit can save this Honda - pure fail.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Honda recalls the Crosstour. Unfortunately the Passenger Airbag exploded on a massive scale cause an incurable case of Bubble Butt.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Damaging the eyesight of other drivers, causing a crash. Now that's a safety issue.
        • 4 Years Ago
        +2
        • 4 Years Ago
        You bet. They should recall it over styling issues.
      • 4 Years Ago
      unbelted, child test dummies in the front seats.......A perfect description of the only folks dumb enough to buy the FUGLIEST vehicle in the world.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I usually see them holding the child on their lap or in their arms. I even once saw a woman breastfeeding on the interstate in Birmingham. She just smiled and kept driving.
        • 4 Years Ago
        "Why would you have an un-belted child in the front seat?" I see it every day, usually with the parent on their phone.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why would you have an un-belted child in the front seat?
      • 4 Years Ago
      There should be a program at Honda which mandates that all designers and approval managers must drive the vehicle they were associated with for a 24-month period. Maybe that would end the onslaught of sludge such as the Crosstour and all Acuras with the fugly grille
      • 4 Years Ago
      ``The Crosstour's styling makes backing this vehicle up a challenge, since the rear hatch slopes down at an awkward angle. ``

      On the Nissan Juke:

      ``Likewise, the Nissan Juke has a bold, curvaceous body certain to distinguish it among the increasingly populated small vehicle market. ``

      On the Aztek
      ``Charges of bizarre styling soon began to surface, which had a negative impact on Aztek sales. Competitors included the Chrysler PT Cruiser, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Mazda Tribute, and Subaru Forester, but none of these models looked anything like the Aztek.``


      What am I getting at? No matter how bad a dsign can be from Nissan, Honda or other important asian players, the 19 people working at Consumer Reports auto centre will never say demeaning remarks. This is not an opinion. The quotes were taken directly from Consumer Repôrts article.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Um, quite a large number of reviewers have praised the Juke's design, and its Facebook page shows there's a ton of fans. Only one domestic-slanted car blogs like this is there hate for it. The quote didn't even say anything positive about the Crosstour's styling so I don't know what you're getting at.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sounds pretty neutral to me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      WhoHoo! The return of the Aztec... And the Acura ZDX is even uglier...
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Aztek was ahead of it's time.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While they have them in the shop they should change the dial that tells you how fast you are going. In the US 25,35,45,55,65, are the posted speeds. Honda has 30,40,50,.60,.70. Your eyes have to take a few minutes to find out what speed your at. Otherwise I just love my Honda, first car that wasn't a Ford, Chevy or Jeep.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The International Bureau of Homely Cars has also issued a recall.

      But owners will not be getting their cars back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I vote for recalling the entire vehicle and sending them to the crusher
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh no, the 3 people who bought this car will be seriously inconvenienced...
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have a Crosstour and all that have seen and been in the car can see how much better it is than in a picture or via other peoples comments.

        I use it as a daily driver and it rides better than most that I have ever been in. As for the "many buttons", I have counted the buttons in other cars and noticed how hard it would be to use if you need to hit them quickly. The button count is the same. Honda made them more user friendly by making them a little bigger.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @lendingme: I am sorry, I sympathize with your pain.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "i thought they stop making the aztek"
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's still a little weird that airbags in the US have to be able to handle unbelted occupants.
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