Over 300,000 Honda vehicles are being recalled in the US by Honda due to a potential missing component in the seat belts.
Front seat belt pretensioners on Accords and HR-Vs from the 2023 and 2024 model years may not have the rivet that "secures the quick connector and wire plate" attached to them, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The government claims that because the rivet was not installed during assembly, the final parts may not adequately restrain passengers in the case of a collision. Due to this, there is a higher chance of injury, and the government has observed that the cars do not meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for occupant crash protection and seat belt use.
Joyson Safety Systems manufactured the parts, and Honda was initially made aware of the problem in May. After receiving the impacted parts in September, the automaker started an investigation that ultimately resulted in the recall. Regarding the matter, Honda has received seven warranty claims; however, they are not aware of any fatalities or injuries.
Owners will be notified and instructed to bring their car to a Honda dealer, where the seat belt pretensioner assembly will be inspected and, if needed, replaced. This is a fairly simple fix. Approximately 3,038 vehicles, or 1% of the 303,770 vehicles being recalled, are thought to have the defect, according to Honda's estimates.