Honda has recently announced the recall of nearly 304,000 Accord and HR-V models due to a seat belt defect. The vehicles in question are model year 2018 and 2019 Accords, as well as 2019 HR-Vs. Honda has cited a manufacturing issue that affects the seatbelt retractor in the rear center seat.
Honda discovered the problem after receiving customer complaints of seat belts that wouldn’t stay latched. Upon further investigation, Honda discovered that the parts used to manufacture the retractor were out of specification.
The faulty part can cause the seat belts to stick,increasing the risk of an occupant becoming unrestrained during a crash. Honda is concerned that this defect could lead to injuries.
Honda is taking steps to make sure that safety is the top priority for its customers. Honda is notifying customers with registered affected vehicles in early September. Honda dealers will be replacing the rear center seat belt retractor with the correct part at no cost to the customer. Customers can also carry out the recall by visiting their local dealer.
Honda has been proactive in its effort to extend its safety measures to its customers. The company is also conducting rigorous safety tests in order to make sure that its vehicles are held to the highest standards. Customers can stay up-to-date on the recall process by visiting the Honda website.
This latest recall is a reminder of Honda’s commitment to safety and quality. By taking the time to recall affected vehicles, Honda is furthering its commitment to reducing the risk of injuries.