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2003 ACURA TL RECALL (AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE)

Make: Acura
Model Year: 2003
Model: TL
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V499000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 13,577
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 06/27/2019
Record Creation Date: 07/01/2019

2003 Acura TL DEFECT SUMMARY

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

2003 Acura TL DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

2003 Acura TL RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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