|Vehicle Make / Model:
HONDA / RIDGELINE
Manufacturer: HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)
Mfr’s Report Date: AUG 31, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V432000
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17
Honda is recalling certain model year 2012 Ridgeline vehicles manufactured on April 18, 2012. An incorrect passenger airbag status indicator may have been installed on the vehicles causing them to fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Without the proper passenger airbag indicator, the driver and other vehicle occupants may not be informed or aware that the front passenger airbag is off and will not deploy in a crash, thereby potentially increasing the risk of injury to a front passenger seat occupant that may have chosen to sit or been seated elsewhere in the vehicle if the correct indicator had been given.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger airbag indicator free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 21, 2012. Owners may contact Honda Automobile Customer services at 1-800-999-1009.