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Honda Recalls Nearly 500,000 Vehicles for Seat Belt Issue

By Tom Marino | March 16, 2023
Last Updated: March 21, 2023

WASHINGTON – Honda has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a recall over nearly 500,000 vehicles across five different models for a seat belt buckling problem.

The effected models are:

  • Acura RDX (2019 – 2020)
  • Accord (2018 – 2019)
  • Honda Accord Hybrid (2018 – 2019)
  • CR-V (2017 – 2020)
  • Insight (2019)
  • Odyssey (2018-2019)

According to NHTSA, a manufacturing issue with the front seat belts in these models may cause the seat belt buckle assembly channel to interfere with the release button. This could prevent the seat belt buckle from latching .

An unlatched belt cannot restrain an occupant of a cash and could lead to serious injury.

Owners of these vehicles are not required to do anything at this time. NHTSA says Honda is expected to mail recall notices on April 17. After those notices are sent, Honda dealers will replace the appropriate assemblies free of charge.

Vehicle owners may contact Honda customer service at (888) 234-2138 with questions.

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