Approximately 341,000 Accord sedans in the United States, from the 2008-2010 model years, are affected by Honda’s latest recall to replace the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) electronic airbag control unit.
Issues during the manufacturing process of these vehicles may allow moisture to enter the circuitry of the unit, which can cause corrosion over time. This corrosion could cause the unit to malfunction, and in the event of a crash, the airbags may not deploy. Honda is aware of two injuries that have resulted from this issue.
For those Accords affected by the recall, a new SRS control unit will be installed at no cost to the vehicle owners, who will be notified by mail in mid-March 2016. Repairs will not begin until the fall of 2016, however, due to the volume of replacement parts needed. A second letter will be sent to owners to inform them when the parts become available.
In the meantime, should a vehicle affected by the recall display the SRS indicator on the instrument panel, owners should visit their Honda dealership for a diagnostic check. If it is discovered that the safety defect is present, the SRS control unit will be replaced immediately from Honda’s limited supply of parts.