750,000 Honda Vehicles Recalled after Air Bag Safety Risk

The Japanese automaker has announced a major recall after discovering issues with airbags deploying unexpectedly.

Airbag Problem Explained

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported the frontal and knee airbags could deploy during a crash when they don’t need to deploy. This has reportedly increased in risk of injury to infants using car seats, children, and anyone under 4ft 11 inches in height.

Specifically, the capacitor inside the printed circuit board housed in the front passenger seat weight sensor is at risk of cracking. This would lead to a short circuit after being exposed to humid environmental conditions. The original supplier of the board had changed the base material due to a natural disaster. As of Jan 19, 2024, there have been zero injuries or deaths related to this recall.

Which Honda Models Are Affected?

Spanning a wide range of models in Honda’s lineup, the recall affects cars, SUVs, minivans, and some pickups. The list of models is outlined below and affects the 2020-2022 model years.


The NHTSA has estimated that only 1% of the 750,000 vehicles could be affected by the defect. To find out if your model is affected pay close attention to this document indicating exact build dates and models.

What Owners Need to Do Next

Honda has announced that affected owners (including Acura models) will be notified by a letter in the mail starting from March 18. The letter will inform owners that they will need to take their vehicle to their local Honda or Acura dealership which will replace the faulty weight sensor part free of charge. 

Honda has recently announced a range of recalls including seat belt defects, steering racks, connecting rods, and much more.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest recall from Honda affects three-quarters of a million vehicles across their lineup. As it is a safety-critical part and involves airbag deployment components must be manufactured correctly and work as they should. 

Whilst the recall actions aim to fix the unwanted airbag deployment, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

If you struggle with vehicle troubles and feel cornered against big vehicle brands, remember it is always better to have experts with you. With extensive experience and successful cases at hand, The Lemon Firm is your best bet. With the dedicated team members always at your disposal, the package becomes too good to be true. So, if your car is giving you a headache, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.