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2003 HONDA ACCORD RECALL (AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL)

Make: Honda
Model Year: 2003
Model: ACCORD
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V220000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number of Vehicles Affected: 37,421
Owner Notified Date: N/A
Report Received Date: 03/30/2017
Record Creation Date: 04/03/2017

2003 Honda ACCORD DEFECT SUMMARY

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Honda Accord Coupe vehicles, equipped with a four-cylinder engine. If the passenger frontal air bag module has been replaced, such as after a crash necessitating frontal air bag deployment, the replacement air bag module may include a Takata air bag inflator. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

2003 Honda ACCORD DEFECT CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY

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

2003 Honda ACCORD RECALL CORRECTIVE SUMMARY

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any Takata inflator used in the passenger frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF0.
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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