Honda recalls over 300,000 2023 and 2024 HR-Vs and Accords due to a missing seat belt connector, potentially heightening injury risks in crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration flagged the absent rivet in the seat belt pretensioner, vital for passenger restraint during accidents. The NHTSA’s Nov. 21 report highlighted an assembly oversight.
Starting Jan. 8, recall notices will be dispatched to Honda owners for a complimentary inspection and repair. The non-compliant seat belts violate federal safety standards for crash protection and anchorage.
No injuries have been reported. Concerned vehicle owners can contact Honda or the NHTSA via phone or visit nhtsa.gov for information.
This recall follows recent actions by Honda, recalling 250,000 Odysseys, Pilots, Acuras, and Ridgelines for potential engine stalling and vehicle crash risks, and an earlier recall of over a million vehicles for rear view camera issues.