Possible Airbag Issues Lead NHTSA to Probe 320,000 Honda Odysseys
Airbag issues continue to plague automakers. On the heels of a 1.8 million vehicle recall issued by Chrysler and Toyota, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now opened an investigation into 320,000 Honda Odyssey Minivans of the 2003 and 2004 model years. Complaints to the agency suggest that the airbags on these vehicles can deploy without a crash necessitating said deployment. At least six incidents involving these vehicles have come to the attention of the NHTSA, including at least one that took place while the vehicle was in park and three that reportedly involved injuries of some sort. The NHTSA hopes to determine whether or not a recall is warranted, and they will be taking into account those complaints and 41 others in which an airbag warning light came on.
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