The front seat belts on 500,000 Honda vehicles may not lock properly, therefore, Honda recalled those cars in the United States and Canada.
Some of the automaker’s best-selling models are included in the recall, including the 2017–2020 CR–V, 2018–2019 Accord, 2018–2020 Odyssey, and 2019 Insight.
The Acura RDX from the 2019 and 2020 model years is also included.
In documents shared by US safety inspectors on Wednesday, Honda claims that the surface coating on the buckling channel can erode over time.
The release button may contract against the channel at lower temperatures, causing friction and preventing the buckle from latching.
A driver or passenger may not be restrained in a collision if the buckle doesn’t lock, which raises the risk.
Honda claims there have been no complaints of injuries brought on by the issue.
If necessary, dealers will swap out the buckle components or the release buttons for the front seat belts. As of April 17, owners will receive letters informing them.