Statement by American Honda Regarding SRS Control Unit Recall:
2003-2004 Honda Odyssey; 2003 Acura MDX
09/18/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.
Approximately 374,000 Honda and Acura vehicles affected in the United
The SRS airbag system will be repaired, free of charge
No crashes have been reported related to this issue
American Honda will recall approximately 318,000 Honda Odyssey
vehicles from the 2003-2004 model years and approximately 56,000 Acura
MDX vehicles from the 2003 model year in the U.S. to address potential
malfunctions of the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) airbag system
in these vehicles due to electrical interference. To prevent
malfunction, an electrical noise filter will be installed adjacent to
the SRS control unit, free of charge.
Honda has received a small but increasing number of complaints in
recent months of inadvertent airbag deployment in these vehicles,
which are equipped with SRS control units that contain computer chips
similar to those used in airbag system control units installed in
other manufacturers' vehicles that were recalled in the last year. No
crashes have been reported to Honda related to this issue.