Recall Central: Airbags in Honda Accord, Crosstour; Toyota RAV4; Taillights in Maseratis

Honda is recalling certain Accords and Crosstours for an issue with the airbags, while the Ridgeline is being recalled for the spare tire. Airbags are also a problem in certain Toyota RAV4s, while some Maserati GrandTurismos have taillights that may not work properly.

2012 Honda Accord and Crosstour

The Problem: Due to an inflator that may not have been manufactured correctly, side curtain airbags in certain Honda Accords and Crosstours may not deploy after a crash.

The Fix: Honda will notify owners of the problem beginning around February 10, and will replace the driver’s side or passenger’s side curtain airbag free of charge. Owners can contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 347 Accords and Crosstours

2011-2012 Honda Ridgeline

The Problem: The tire information placard in certain Ridgeline trucks may not show the correct information for the equipped spare tire, and incorrect information could lead to improper inflation and tire failure.

The Fix: Honda will inspect the spare tire on potentially affected trucks and replace it, if needed. The tire information placard will also be replaced to show the correct specifications.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 206 Honda Ridgelines manufactured from August 25, 2011 through November 29, 2011.

2011 Toyota RAV4

The Problem: The curtain shield airbags in certain RAV may not deploy after a crash because an inflator may have been manufactured incorrectly.

The Fix: Toyota will replace the side curtain assemblies at no cost to the owner, and will start notifying them in early March. Toyota can also be reached at 1-800-331-4331 for more information.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 427 RAV4s manufactured from November 24, 2011 through December 19, 2011.

2008-2010 Maserati GrandTurismo

The Problem: Taillights in certain GrandTurimso Coupe and GrandTurismo convertibles may not work due to improper assembly, increasing the chance of an accident from behind.

The Fix: Affected taillights will be replaced free of charge, and Maserati will start notifying owners this month.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 1768 GranTurismos manufactured from June 2008 to March 2010.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration




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