450,000 Hondas' Front Seatbelts May Not Latch, Triggering Recall

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Recall of 450K Hondas for Faulty Front SeatbeltsHonda
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has posted notice that 448,613 Honda and Acura vehicles are under recall for front seatbelts that may fail to latch properly.

  • The problem affects the Acura RDX, Honda Accord and Accord Hybrid, CR-V, Insight, and Odyssey, with all recalled vehicles in model years from 2018 through 2020.

  • Because of a manufacturing defect, the front seatbelt buckle channel can "interfere with the release button," which will mean the seatbelt won't latch properly.

Honda will recall nearly 450,000 vehicles from 2018 through 2020 model years because the front seatbelt may not latch properly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. The recall notice, filed via NHTSA, says there have been 301 warranty claims for the problem dating back to early 2019, but no reports of injuries or deaths related to it.