Honda Under Investigation Due To 2008 Accord Air Bag Malfunction

Posted: Aug 24 2015, 8:47am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 24 2015, 8:50am CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Honda Under Investigation due to 2008 Accord Air Bag Malfunction
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  • Honda under investigation due to air bag malfunction!

The US safety regulators have started an official probe into Honda Accord after 19 complaints.

The 2008 Honda Accord model is officially under investigation. The investigation was started by the US safety regulators. The US safety regulators will investigate the air bags in the Honda Motor Co.'s 2008 Accord sedans.

The investigation was launched after 19 complaints from customers regarding the airbags of the cars. A front crash incident involving the 2008 Honda Accord also resulted in injuries.

The injuries are expected to have occurred due to the air bag malfunctioning. Federal officials announced the news on Friday.

The issue to be investigated is a module which deploys the airbags in the Honda Accord. The airbag malfunctioning in Honda Accord is not similar to the previous recall.

Previously Honda had to recall millions of its cars due to faulty Takata airbags. The Takata airbags exploded on deployment and sent shrapnel’s flying into the car cabin.

Honda Motors were not available for comment on the recent investigation. The filing for the investigation was carried out by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the filing it is stated the malfunction in the Honda Accord may be preventing airbags from deployment.

If a car crash occurs the malfunction in the module probably restrains the airbag from deployment. Due to the malfunction the air bag status/readiness indicator lamp remains illuminating.

The illumination even during a crash keeps the air bag system disabled. The system then has to be repaired.

If substantial evidence against Honda Accord is found more than 384,000 cars will be recalled. The warranty of the recall depends upon the investigation by NHTSA.

The probe will be against the SRS module in the 2008 Honda Accord sedans, reported AutoBlog.

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