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Honda recalls 118,000 SUVs in the US for sudden air bag deployments

Key Points
  • Honda Motor U.S. unit said on Wednesday it is recalling 118,000 2019 Honda CR-Vs following reports of three injuries tied to sudden airbag deployments.
  • After six unexpected driver airbag deployments that occurred without a crash, the Japan-based automaker said it is recalling the cars to replace steering wheel wire harnesses and supplemental restraint system cable reels.
  • There are so far no reports of related crashes, the automaker said.
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Honda Motor's U.S. unit said on Wednesday it is recalling 118,000 new U.S. SUVs following reports of three injuries tied to sudden airbag deployments.

The Japan-based automaker said it is recalling the 2019 Honda CR-V to replace steering wheel wire harnesses and supplemental restraint system cable reels after six unexpected driver airbag deployments that occurred without a crash. There are so far no reports of related crashes, the automaker said.

Metal burrs on the interior surface of the steering wheel may result in damage that could lead to a short circuit and overheating of components, Honda said.

The issue is separate from a series of recalls Honda has conducted over the last decade to replace more than 21 million defective Takata air bag inflators in about 12.9 million U.S. vehicles that Honda has said are responsible for 16 U.S. deaths.

Honda also said it was recalling 19,000 U.S. vehicles that may have had Takata inflator replacement kits that were improperly installed before May 2018.