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American Honda today announced a recall of approximately 748,000 Odyssey and Pilot models due to faulty airbag concerns. The vehicles in question are Odyssey minivans from the 2011 to 2013 model years and Pilot crossovers from the 2009 to 2013 model years.

According to a statement from Honda, driver's side airbags in the affected vehicles were potentially assembled without some of the rivets that secure the bag's plastic cover. Because of this, the airbag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash, leading to further occupant injury. As of this writing, no injuries have been reported in conjunction with this issue.

Honda will begin officially notifying owners via mail in mid-February. The automaker urges customers to take their vehicles to an authorized dealership, where vehicles will be inspected and, if necessary, repaired. In lieu of waiting for the snail mail approach, owners may also visit www.recalls.honda.com or can contact the automaker directly at 1.800.999.1009 and select option four.

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Statement by American Honda Regarding Driver Airbag Rivet Recall: 2009-2013 Honda Pilot and 2011-2013 Honda Odyssey

01/18/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif

Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 748,000 model-year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey vehicles in the United States to inspect and, if necessary, replace the driver's-side airbag. Driver's-side airbags in these vehicles potentially were assembled without some of the rivets that secure the airbag's plastic cover. If the rivets are missing, the airbag may not deploy properly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in mid-Feb., 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in mid-Feb., owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.


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      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a lot of vehicles.
      ebn.hahn
      • 2 Years Ago
      OK Guys come on lets put those comments!!!, If it was a Ford Recall we would have 176 comments by now......
        Mazdaspeed6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ebn.hahn
        Lets see, air bag might not deploy vs. burning to a crisp in a fire. Apples and Oranges. Not all recalls are created equal. And at least Honda actually knows the root cause.
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          >implying Ford didn't know the cause for their recalls Please go
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          [blocked]
          peaceinmiddleeast
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          @ Carguy, didn't ford issue 4 seperate recalls for the same thing? Sounds like they didn't know the root cause
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          There is a world of difference between not having an airbag deploy in the milisecond that it is needed and having your car catch fire. They weren't spontaneously exploding, there is more than enough time to pull over, shut your engine off, and get out of your car if it caught fire in a way related to Ford's recalls (which as far as I know only happened once, if at all).
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mazdaspeed6
          Also, there are a lot of scenarios where not having an airbag will actually have the same result as burning to a crisp -- you're going to stop living.
        Vinuuz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ebn.hahn
        Ford had a bunch of recalls on ecoboost engines where the comments swirled to hundreds. Makes sense right? A much hyped up engine tech of the future (well, simple DI and turbo) suffering major reliability issues.
      PiCASSO
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should recall the Odyssey for it's ugliness...
      mikoprivat
      • 2 Years Ago
      this van looks like it's wearing some fully loaded diapers. What a horribly ugly car. It is amazing what crap people buy just because it has the name of a lawnmower
      techie69
      • 2 Years Ago
      For the iditos out there outside the realm of manufacturing and especially quality control, Japanese cars are reliable! In the quest for globalization of their operations by making in America, Honda like other Jap cos have recoursed to local suppliers who are failing, especially nowadays with very reliable quality systems and procedures that are exchanged or learned within the industry. Don't get me wrong, Honda like many Japs are very stringent in their supplier qualification, but once they are in the fold, over time there is a faltering that happens in their commitment to make and/or deliver the product. This faltering is very pervasive with their American suppliers who I would like to describe their business model as "slip a few under the rug" whose bare capacity in meeting JIT(just-in-time) shipments and short-time thinking is the problem in a nutshell. So Hond, as well as Toyota, are tightening the noose by sifting out these defects thru internal testing or what is reported by their service centers..each has their methods. In the argument of this article, Honda is performing a recall on the airbags to keep their image intact. WHAT KILLS ME IS THE REALVILLAINS LIKE FORD, GM, CHRYSLER AND OTHERS USE THESE SAME SUPPLIERS AND HAVE MADE MINIMAL TO ZERO ATTEMPT TO RECALL THEIR JUNK AND I STRONGLY MEAN THEIR JUNK BECAUSE SOME OF THEIR SUPPLIERS ARE EVEN BELOW THE INDUSTRY STANDARD, BUT ARE KEPT IN THE FOLD PERHAPS DUE TO PRODUCT PRICING!!!
        mikoprivat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @techie69
        in what forgotten corner of the world do you live oh techie69, in the corner where the messenger couldn't reach you with the news about all the millions of asian manufacturer recalls because his horse died??? or were you in a vegetative state also known as COMA for the last 5 years??? Maybe it's time for you to get up to date with current events, we're not living in '69 anymore it's the XXI century
        carfan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @techie69
        hey idiot, what\'s an \"iditos\"???
      carfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      where are all the blindsided hondaistas to defend their krap??? After millions of recalls in the past year it's kind of difficult to defend your stupid decision of buying a honda(or toyota)
        techie69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
        You are the stupid who think the big2 make descent car, kind of like a person who thinks the government will take care of me! They are still to be stopped inits track, ooops I forgot to protect the local villain!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carfan
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      FIDTRO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Japanese cars are the most reliable? Riiiiiight....
      Renaurd
      • 2 Years Ago
      Their airbags will knock your head off.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this article was about a domestic car, there would be over 100 comments already.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        [blocked]
      Wayne
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wqant pricing of new onda Odyssey
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