WASHINGTON — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 11,602 2004-'07 Honda Accord vehicles in the U.S. because they may have been assembled with an incorrect front passenger airbag module, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The airbag module may not meet federal advanced airbag requirements and may "increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash," NHTSA said in its recall summary.
No crashes or injuries have been linked to the recall, Honda said in a statement.
"Original airbag modules designed for installation into vehicles for sale in South America were mistakenly supplied during production of affected U.S. specification Accord vehicles," the company said.
The affected Accords were built from October 1, 2003 to August 17, 2007.
The problem was discovered during repairs under a Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall.
"If a vehicle has already been repaired as part of a Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall or campaign, it will not be included in this new recall," Honda said.
Edmunds says: Honda dealers can help owners sort out whether their vehicle is included in this recall. Owners also can wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment at that time.