US NHTSA Recalls: Honda Accord & Honda Insight Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, December 16, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of fifty-two (52) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the fifty-two (52) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - American Honda Motor Co.American Honda Motor Co. (“Honda”), a Torrance, California establishment and a subsidiary of Honda Motor Company of Tokyo, Japan, has recalled an estimated 737,233 model year 2018-2020 Accord Sedan, Accord Hybrid and 2019-2020 Insight vehicles marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Exterior Lighting, Visibility, Visibility/Wiper, Back Over Prevention, Electrical System – BCM Software malfunction in apparent contravention of US FMVSS 103/111

NHTSA Safety Notification 20V771000 reports a software error may cause intermittent or continuous disruptions in communication between the Body Control Module (“BCM”) and other components. This may result in malfunctions of various systems such as the Windshield Wipers and Defroster, Rearview Camera, Exterior Lights, Audible Warning of a stopped vehicle and Power Window operation.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 103, “Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems” and number 111, “Rear Visibility” as well as FMVSS numbers 104, 108, 114, 118 and 305.

According to the NHTSA, various system malfunctions such as inoperative Windshield Wipers, Defroster, Rearview Camera or Exterior Lighting can increase the risks of a crash, motor vehicle collision (“MVC”) or other impact event with consequential serious injury and/or life-changing results.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat lacerations, concussions, bone fractures, amputation, central nervous system (“CNS”) damage and/or internal injuries.

Please note that under 49 United States Code § 30112(a), it is illegal for anyone, including a manufacturer, distributor, dealer or retailer to sell an item of equipment or vehicle that fails to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

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Honda will notify registered owners, and dealers will update the BCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2021. Owners may contact Honda Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-234-2138 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Pacific Standard Time (“PST”). Honda’s designation for this recall is X95.

==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by American Honda Motor Co., please search for “Honda” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for accessories manufactured, marketed and/or under the Honda Accord brand, please search for “Accord” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Honda Insight brand, please search for “Insight” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Fire hazards, please search for “fire” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Burn hazards, please search for “burn” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Explosion hazards, please search for “explosion” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V771000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13870-2020
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General information:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
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==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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