Honda Recalls Vehicles Over Seat Belt Problem

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Honda has recalled a half-million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because the front seat belts may not latch properly. The recall covers some of Honda’s top-selling models including the 2017 through 2020 CR-V, the 2018 and 2019 Accord, the 2018 through 2020 Odyssey, the 2019 Insight, and the 2019 through 2020 Acura RDX.

U.S. safety regulators posted documents from Honda where they have claimed that the surface coating on the channel for the buckle can deteriorate over time. Accordingly, the release button can shrink against the channel at lower temperatures, which increases friction and stops the buckle from latching. Thus, if the buckle does not latch, a driver or passenger may not be restrained in a crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury. To date, there have been no reported injuries or deaths. Dealers will replace the front seat belt buckle release buttons or the buckle assemblies if required. Starting April 17, owners will be notified of the recall by mail.

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