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2010-2013 Honda Accords

RECALL SUBJECT:
Honda Accord - Honda Motor Company
DATE:
January 10, July 8, and August 31, 2017; July 8, 2013; February 1, 2012; January 6, 2011; December 16, 2010; November 18, 2009
MANUFACTURER:
Honda Accord - Honda Motor Company
SUMMARY:

Consumers have a right to expect that the vehicles they buy are safe for them to drive, and no one wants to discover that the vehicle they chose has been recalled due to a defective part or design. Unfortunately, many Honda Accord owners have experienced just that, with multiple recalls for various defects over recent years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling 2010-2013 Honda Accord models for defects including incorrectly installed replacement air bags, air bag inflator issues, ignition circuit coupler failure, battery sensor failure, and possible fuel tank leaks. Below are some of the recalls issued for specific Honda Accord models:

Recall Date: August 31, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V545000
Model Years: 2010, 2011, 2012 Honda Accord
Summary: Incorrectly installed airbags on the passenger side of some vehicles may deploy incorrectly in the event of a collision.

Recall Date: June 29, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V418000
Model Years: 2013 Honda Accord
Summary: A case surrounding the battery management system may allow water to get in, resulting in an electric short that can increase the risk of a fire.

Recall Date: January 10, 2017
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V030000
Model Years: 2010, 2011, 2012 Honda Accord
Summary: Frontal airbag inflators may rupture on the passenger side of some vehicles, causing metal fragments to strike occupants causing serious or fatal injuries.

Recall Date: July 8, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V297000
Model Years: 2013 Honda Accord
Summary: An insufficient seal on the vehicle’s fuel tank may lead to leaking and increased risk of a fire.

Recall Date: February 1, 2012
NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V030000
Model Years: 2012 Honda Accord
Summary: Incorrectly manufactured driver’s side or passenger’s side airbags may fail to deploy.

Recall Date: January 6, 2011
NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V004000
Model Years: 2010 Honda Accord
Summary: The engine wiring harness on specific vehicles may fail, causing intermittent spark firing or the engine to stall, which can greatly increase the risk of a crash.

Recall Date: December 16, 2010
NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V640000
Model Years: 2010, 2011 Honda Accord
Summary: Improperly tightened front suspension damper bolts and spindle nuts may result in loss of steering, potentially causing a serious collision.

Recall Date: November 18, 2009
NHTSA Campaign Number: 09E063000
Model Years: 2010 Honda Accord
Summary: Aftermarket nose mask accessories may interfere with the hood latch, the hood may pop open when driving, causing reduced driver visibility.

Lawsuit Subject: If a defective part or system like the ones listed above causes a serious injury accident or if a driver or passenger is killed as a result of a collision caused by one of these issues, the automotive manufacturer could be held liable as a result. It is clear that Honda must place a higher focus on consumer safety and should prevent these safety hazards from occurring in their vehicles.

CONSEQUENCE:

Many of the issues listed above could be deadly if an airbag fails to deploy, if the airbag inflator ruptures, the engine stalls suddenly, or if the driver’s visibility is obstructed. These serious and potentially fatal consequences should not be tolerated by consumers who expect the vehicles they purchase to be safe from harmful defects.

SOLUTION:

If you are the owner of a Honda Accord model year 2010, 2011, 2012, or 2013, Honda should send you a notice alerting you of the recalls and sending you instructions for the repair or replacement of the defective parts. You can also check for defects for your specific vehicle by its vehicle identification number (VIN) on Honda’s website. You should immediately follow all instructions and secure the necessary repairs as soon as you are notified.

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