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Honda Motor recalling 750,000 US vehicles to correct air bag defect

Honda Motor in the United States is recalling 750,000 vehicles in order to correct a defect involving air bags.
 
The company says the air bags could deploy unintentionally during a crash.
 
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the front passenger seat weight sensor may crack and short circuit, failing to suppress the air bag as intended
 
Honda says dealers in the US will replace the seat weight sensors.
 
The recall includes certain Honda Pilot, Accord and Civic vehicles from the 2020 to 2022 model years, and some Honda CR-V and Passport vehicles from the 2020 and 2021 model years.
 
Honda, in a statement filed with the safety regulator, said it had 3,834 warranty claims, and there was no report of injuries or deaths related to the recall issue since June 2020.
 
In a bid to explain how the defect may have originated, Honda told the safety association that after a natural disaster affected the manufacturing plant of a subcontractor, a supplier temporarily changed the base material in the printed circuit board of the seat weight sensor. 
 
It said the alternative material used "could allow additional strain to the printed circuit board".
 


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