Honda has recalled certain model year 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2001-2007 Accord and 2002--2004 Odyssey vehicles due to a defective driver-side air bag. Other recalls for the same problem include 2006 Ridgeline, 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 Acura MDX and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles.
These particular Honda vehicles were recalled because the air bag's inflator was vulnerable to moisture intrusion. Over time, the amount of moisture collected could cause the air bag to rupture and send metal fragments at occupants of the vehicle, possibly resulting in injury or death.
On March 2, 2015, Honda recalled several 2014 Accord L4 and 2015 CR-V vehicles because of improperly torqued connecting-rod bolts. This flaw can cause the vehicle to stall or leak oil, which could result in a fire.
If an owner has a vehicle recalled by Honda, he should take immediate action to have it fixed. The first step is to call Honda to obtain more information and to confirm whether repairs are free of charge. Next, he should set up an appointment with his local authorized Honda mechanic to have his vehicle fixed as soon as possible. Honda owners can keep up to date with the latest recalls at HondaProblems.com.