Honda Recalls 448,613 U.S. Vehicles
American Honda Motor Co. said it will recall 448,613 vehicles in the U.S. and more in Canada, Mexico, Panama and St. Marten over seat belt buckles that may not latch properly. The recall covers the 2017-20 Honda CR-V, 2018-19 Accord, 2018-19 Accord Hybrid, 2018-20 Odyssey and 2019 Insight, and the 2019-20 Acura RDX.
A manufacturing issue with the front seat belts may prevent the buckle from latching. The surface coating on the channel for the buckle may deteriorate and lead to the belt release button shrinking at lower temperatures, documents show.
Dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belt release buttons or buckle assemblies. Owners who paid for repairs related to the issue will be eligible for reimbursement. Vehicle owners will be notified by mail starting April 17th.