The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the Honda Odyssey for airbags that can inadvertently deploy. NHTSA received six complaints from owners of 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey models alleging that their front airbags deployed without warning or a crash. The agency said it received 41 additional complaints regarding illuminating air bag warning lights, although the two issues are not necessarily linked.
Honda sourced its airbags from supplier TRW, which also supplied airbags for nearly 920,000 Jeep models that were recalled in November for inadvertent airbag deployment. The Odyssey’s airbags contain the same electrical circuit that was prone to “overstress” in the Jeep models, the filings said. As many as 320,000 vehicles may be affected. In December, Honda recalled 870,000 vehicles for faulty ignition interlocks that can let the autos roll away unexpectedly when parked, including the 2003-2004 Odyssey.
In April 2013, Honda, along with five other automakers that share the same parts, recalled 561,000 cars, including the 2002 Odyssey, for front passenger airbag inflators that could rupture and injure occupants during a crash.
Contact us today for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.
Fields marked *may be required for submission.
If you would like to subscribe to the Jere Beasley Report digital edition, simply visit our Subscriptions page and provide the necessary information or call us at 800-898-2034.
Attorney Advertising - Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.