Honda has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 748,000 Honda Pilot crossovers and Honda Odyssey minivans to inspect and possibly replace faulty rivets installed to keep driver-side airbags intact in their steering wheels.
The recall affects Honda Pilots made from the 2009 to 2013 model years and Honda Odysseys made from the 2011 to 2013 model years in the United States. With the rivets not installed properly or missing entirely that fasten the airbag cover to the steering wheel, the airbags may not deploy properly in the event of a collision, which could cause injury and more pain than originally anticipated had the airbag gone off properly. Honda says that it has no reported cases thus far where this has happened.
Honda says it will have mailed notifications to all affected owners by mid-February to fix the issue free of charge at their local dealerships. Dealers are expected to inspect the steering wheel airbag rivets and determine if they need to be fixed.
Owners or drivers of affected vehicles with any further questions regarding this recall can contact Honda’s customer service phone number at (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4, or check Honda’s recall website at www.recalls.honda.com.