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Honda is recalling more than 750,000 vehicles, including models of Honda and Acura, due to a defect that causes airbags to deploy when they should not. The recall affects multiple models from model years 2020 to 2022, including the Honda Civic, Accord, CR-V, Fit, HR-V, Insight, Odyssey, Pilot, Passport, Ridgeline, and the Acura MDX, RDX, and TLX. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned that the flaw could cause injuries, especially to infants in car seats and children.
Honda is recalling more than 750,000 cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups over a defect that causes air bags to deploy when they should not.
The specific defect is attributed to a capacitor in the printed circuit board of the front passenger seat weight sensor that may crack and cause an internal short circuit due to exposure to environmental humidity. The problem originated with a supplier who switched the base material of the board after a natural disaster. Honda has not received any reports of injuries or deaths related to the issue. Only 1% of the recalled vehicles are likely to have the defect.
The specific defect is that a 'capacitor in the printed circuit board of the front passenger seat weight sensor may crack and lead to an internal short circuit from the exposure to environmental humidity.'