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Honda Issues Recalls for Rear Cameras and Airbags

Two actions: one new, one an ongoing effort.

by Michael Strong on Sep.28, 2018

Honda is recalling 232,000 Accords and Insight hybrids to fix a malfunctioning rear camera system.

Honda issued two recalls one to fix a new problem and a second to resolve an ongoing effort in the biggest recall in history.

A malfunctioning rear camera is forcing Honda to recall about 232,000 2018 Accord vehicles and 2019 Insight hybrid cars in the U.S.  The problem lies in the software for the rear camera display, which fails to work.

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There have been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the problem, according to Honda Motor Co. officials.

In addition to the U.S.-based vehicles, the Tokyo-based automaker is recalling 14,000 vehicles in Canada, more than 6,000 vehicles in Germany and nearly 3,000 in South Korea for the same problem. The software will be updated free of charge, the company said.

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It said the rear camera display does not show the images properly when the driver shifts into reverse in the affected vehicles, a problem that can be dangerous and does not comply with U.S. requirements.

Honda is recalling 1.4 million vehicles, including Acuras, as part of its ongoing efforts to replace faulty Takata airbags.

Additionally, Honda is recalling 1.4 million U.S. cars to replace Takata front passenger airbag inflators. Covering Honda and Acura vehicles, the action is an attempt to get ahead of a government-mandated schedule of recalls on the Japanese-made air bags.

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Honda says owners of the affected vehicles should schedule the free repair at authorized dealerships as soon as possible. The owners should have been notified by mail; however, if they have not, they can check with a local dealer about their next step.

The recalls are the fourth part of a five-phase plan announced by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in May 2016. The automaker says it is ahead of schedule with more than 77% of vehicles subject to the recall having been repaired.

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The faulty inflators, which killed nearly two dozen people and bankrupted Takata, caused the largest series of auto recalls in U.S. history, covering 37 million vehicles and about 50 million inflators.

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