September 2019 recall check: Airbag danger forces Honda to recall 122,000 cars

Published 18 September 2019

Honda is recalling more than 120,000 cars due to a dangerous fault with the airbag.

The safety recall affects a number of popular models, including the Civic, Jazz and CR-V. Honda says the passenger airbag may not deploy correctly and it is in the process of contacting owners to arrange for the inflator inside the airbag module is to be replaced free of charge. 

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Mazda has issued a recall for CX-5, Mazda6 and Mazda3 models built between January 2012 and June 2018. The recall notices affects 70,000 cars, with Mazda stating that soot may accumulate around the intake shutter valve on the inlet side of the engine. Mazda says it will need to check each car and arrange to have the intake shutter valve cleaned or replaced. 

A software problem has prompted Audi to recall 45,000 Q3 vehicles. A failure of the front LED turn signal may not always be detected and Audi needs to install a software update for the on-board supply control unit. 

Citroen and Peugeot has also issued a serious safety noticed for the Space Tourer and Traveller MPVs. There is a risk of inadvertent release to the front outer passenger seat belt. The recall states that a modified central seat buckle with foam and heat-shrinkable protective tubing needs to be fitted to affected models. 

Recall number Make Model Problem Build start Build end
R/2019/260 Audi  Q3  Failure of the front LED turn signal may not be detected.  Dec 2014 July 2018
R/2019/257 Citroen   Space Tourer Risk of inadvertent release to the front outer passenger seat belt. April 2015 April 2019
R/2019/198

Chrysler

300C Passenger air bag may deploy incorrectly if activated. April 2009 Dec 2016
R/2019/228 Ford KA+ Un-fused Battery Monitoring System (BMS) Wire Chafing. Sept 2017 May 2019
R/2019/243 Honda Accord, Civic, Jazz, CR-V, Insight, Stream Passenger air bag may not deploy correctly. Nov 2000 Dec 2014 
R/2019/047 Jaguar XE, XF Vehicles failed to routinely achieve the required levels of CO2 emissions. Oct 2014 Nov 2018
R/2019/198 Jeep Wrangler Passenger air bag may deploy incorrectly if activated. April 2009 Dec 2016
R/2019/259 Kia Optima Forward Collision Avoidance Assist system may have problems identifying stationary cars. Sept 2017 May 2019
R/2019/227 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque The front or rear windshield washer system may fail. Oct 2018 April 2019
R/2019/046 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Vehicles failed to routinely achieve the required levels of CO2 emissions. March 2015 June 2018
R/2019/187 Mazda  Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5 Soot may accumulate around the intake shutter valve on the inlet side of the engine. January 2012 June 2018
R/2019/219 Mazda  Mazda3 A manufacturing defect may cause the wheel nuts to loosen Nov 2018 May 2019
R/2019/217 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA Under certain circumstances it might not be possible to shift into Drive or Reverse mode. July 2018 Feb 2019
R/2019/268 Mercedes-Benz GLE The air conditioning drain hoses might be incorrectly fitted in the vehicle.  Jan 2018 July 2019
R/2019/256 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLE Coupe, GLS, E-Class  Improve the vehicle emissions via software updates. June 2012 Nov 2017
R/2019/257 Peugeot Traveller Risk of inadvertent release to the front outer passenger seat belt. April 2015 April 2019
R/2019/204 Porsche Cayenne, Panamera The transmission selector lever plastic sleeve does not have the required durability. July 2002 Sept 2016 
R/2019/286 Vauxhall Zafira C The vehicle’s fixed roof luggage carrier rails may become loose. Nov 2011 May 2018

Comments

Mairi Alston    on 19 September 2019

toyota airbag safety fault notified months ago----but garages say they haven't got the parts for the rscall.

Lee Power    on 21 September 2019

There are millions & millions of cars all around the whole world from all different car manufacturers affected by this Takata airbag recall.

The replacement parts are being manufactured as fast as possible but it's going to take time to sort out.

marymck    on 12 October 2019

I had a letter from Honda this morning. This is the 3rd recall on the airbag. This time it's the "driver's airbag inflator may be over pressurised". I phoned Lookers Honda and they told me the recall is purely because the supplier has "gone bust" so Honda are only issuing a recall because of a warranty issue, therefore nothing to worry about and it's perfectly safe to drive the car. That's not what Honda say and I have had bad experiences with Lookers in the past, but the Honda dealer I trust is more than 100 miles away, so Lookers is the only option if it really is a safety issue.

But my car is in a garage at the moment being repaired following an attempt to steal the catalytic converter. It will take 6-8 weeks for the garage to obtain replacement sensors. They can't do the airbag fix as they're not Honda dealers. Nor will they deliver the car to a Honda dealer when they're finished. Nor will Lookers collect it from them even though they are just down the road. Plus Lookers are saying they will need at least two weeks notice of an actual slot when it is to be booked in before they will order the part.

I am so not happy.

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