Honda Recalls Vehicles for Owner's Manual Error

Oct. 11, 2019
Honda is correcting the owner’s manuals in over 336,000 2019 CR-V SUVs.

Oct. 11, 2019—Honda is correcting the owner’s manuals in over 336,000 2019 CR-V SUVs after an owner noticed an error in the section that explains how the vehicle’s passenger air bag works, per a report by Consumer Reports.

Currently, the owner’s manual incorrectly describes when the Passenger Airbag Off indicator should illuminate. 

Honda will send stickers that state the correct information and instructions on how to apply the sticker. 

According to the report, modern vehicles have a weight sensor in the passenger seat that determines whether an air bag should deploy in the event of a crash, or if the passenger is so light that the airbag could cause injury. In the case of Honda, that weight threshold is 65 lbs. As such, the Passenger Airbag Off indicator should only light up when nobody is sitting in the front passenger seat, or if that person is under 65 lbs.

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