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Honda Accord Under Investigation Due To Airbag Failures

On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening a preliminary evaluation into the possibility of airbags not deploying in the 2008 Honda Accord. The agency has received 19 reports, including one injury, of the airbag control module failing, and the part is on an estimated 384,000 of the vehicles in the US.

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“For vehicles with a failed SRS module, some or all of the airbags may be unavailable in a crash warranting deployment,” NHTSA’s investigation says. Drivers are warned when the part stops working by a light on the instrument panel, but several of these reports indicate the module is unable to show diagnostic trouble codes when being inspected.

The only way to fix the issue is to replace the whole component, and the Detroit News reports that can cost $500 or more. NHTSA’s preliminary evaluations investigate “the scope, frequency, and consequence” of a problem and don’t necessarily mean a recall is warranted.

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