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Recall: 748,000 Honda vehicles for airbag covers

Late-model Pilot and Odyssey models may be missing rivets that secure the covers.

By Exhaust Notes Jan 18, 2013 10:22AM
Honda will recall 748,000 vehicles in the U.S. for airbag covers that may not be secured, according to the automaker.

The driver's side airbag cover on the 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey may be missing rivets that attach it to the steering-wheel housing. Honda said the missing rivets could cause the airbag to "not deploy properly."

Official recall documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which typically describe the problems in greater detail, were not made available Friday. No related crashes or injuries have been reported, Honda said.

Dealers will inspect and replace the airbag on vehicles as needed beginning in mid-February. Owners can visit or call Honda at 1-800-999-1009.

[Source: Honda]

Jan 18, 2013 11:45AM
What I find funny is how Gm will recall 50,000 cars and people come out saying typical American Garbage but when Toyota and Honda recall nearly 1 MILLION each time they have a recall the Jap defenders come out and say thats a proactive company taking care of a problem not hiding it.   
Jan 18, 2013 12:03PM
Calm down people, it's okay.  No accidents or injuries reported.  Simple fix..  I would still buy a Honda over any and EVERY other car brand any day of the week. Honda at least doesn't wait until they are about to experience a class action lawsuit before they're forced to report a problem. They were pro-active about reporting the problem and it's being dealt with.  End of the story.  I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
Jan 18, 2013 10:53AM
Pretty soon, Honda is going to catch up with toyota for recalls. I wonder what consumer Reports will say?
Jan 18, 2013 12:08PM

My opinion is I'd much rather get a recall than finding out about a problem in a much different way. 

Jan 18, 2013 11:26AM
Honda has always had problems with airbags. I remember last time it was shards of metal, now its rivets.
Jan 18, 2013 11:43AM
Jan 18, 2013 10:45AM
Jan 18, 2013 12:33PM
why wont they address the transmission problems the the Odyssey's have ???? mainly the 2000 to 2004's. I just traded mine in and will never purchase another Honda!!!
Jan 18, 2013 12:10PM

Let's try this again,


To all of you complaining about "Japanese crap":


A huge portion of "Japanese" vehicles that are driven in North America are made right here in the U.S and Canada!

Most of the parts for your "good ol' USA brands" come from China, Mexico, Taiwan and Korea.

While many "Domestic" companies were laying off people a few years back and begging the government for money to bail them out, the "foreign" manufacturers were going strong and keeping people employed.

Funny how when Toyota or Honda have a recall, there is a huge media circus. When GM or Ford have recalls, they barely make the news! Propaganda machines hard at work as usual!

Jan 18, 2013 11:32AM

Consumer reports will say nothing and recommend them as usual...while every good German car gets trashed...and the sheep that are the typical Japanese car buyers will continue to believe their recommendations.

Really, how can these people believe in hybrids when they are actually worse for the environment than the new clean diesel products?

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