The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a probe into allegations that air bags may fail to inflate in up to 384,000 Honda Accord vehicles. The agency has received multiple complaints that an internal computer glitch has caused injury and additional cost to car owners. The Associated Press, in a report last month, cited documents in which the agency said it has received 19 complaints from owners of 2008 Honda Accord vehicles, claiming the computer controlling the car’s air bag release failed and that the illumination of the air bag warning light can disable the release function of the air bags.
NHTSA says it intends to investigate the occurrence rate of the new air bag malfunction to decide whether another recall is warranted. Last year, the agency fined Honda $70 million comprising two $35 million civil penalties, for failing to report nearly 2,000 death, injury and certain warranty claims to the federal government between 2003 and 2014, violating the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation Act. As part of the penalties, Honda also agreed to “increased NHTSA oversight and third-party audits to ensure that all required reporting is completed now and into the future.”
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