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RECALL Subject : Air Bags may Deploy Unexpectedly

Report Receipt Date: OCT 16, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V665000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 303,904


Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

SUMMARY:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Honda Accord vehicles manufactured January 22, 2007, to June 30, 2008. In the affected vehicles, the side impact sensor calibrations may be overly sensitive, and as a result, the side air bag inflatable curtains and/or seat air bags may unexpectedly deploy when the ignition is on and the door is slammed or there is an impact with road debris.
CONSEQUENCE:
Air bags that unexpectedly deploy increase the risk of a crash or injury.
REMEDY:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on December 14, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JV4.
 
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