Honda Recalls Nearly 500,000 Vehicles for Seat Belt Problems
There is a massive recall for Honda vehicles that you should be aware of.
Honda has issued a recall for nearly half a million vehicles this week. On February 3rd, Honda issued a "Do Not Drive" Warning for certain 2001-2003 Acura and Honda vehicles equipped with unrepaired Takata Alpha driver-side airbag inflators. You can read more on that by clicking here.
Now, a completely unrelated recall from Honda involves a problem with the seatbelts in several models. Here's everything you need to know about this recall.
Honda Seat Belt Recall 2023
Nearly 500,000 Honda vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because the front seat belts may not latch properly. According to a report from NPR:
Honda says in documents posted Wednesday by U.S. safety regulators that the surface coating on the channel for the buckle can deteriorate over time. The release button can shrink against the channel at lower temperatures, increasing friction and stopping the buckle from latching.
If the buckle doesn't latch, a driver or passenger may not be restrained in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Vehicles involved in this recall include:
- 2017-2020 CR-V
- 2018-2020 Odyssey
- 2019 Insight
- 2019-2020 Acura RDX
So far, there have been no reports of injuries due to this problem. That being said, Honda will notify owners of recalled vehicles by letter beginning on April 17th. This letter will include information on how to get dealers to replace the front seat belt buckle release button or the buckle assemblies, if possible.