Certain Honda Accord models from 2004-2007 will be recalled in the U.S. because their airbag module, designed for vehicles that are sold in South America, doesn’t comply with the rules of Uncle Sam.
There are 11,602 units affected in the U.S., but it remains to be seen whether any will be recalled in Canada.
The problem was discovered as part of another recall involving Takata airbags.
Honda dealers will replace all airbag modules that fail to meet U.S. standards. All of the affected Accord vehicles are also included in a Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall or safety improvement campaign, which require replacement of only the airbag inflator within the airbag module.