WASHINGTON — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 341,444 2008-'10 Honda Accord sedans in the U.S. because the airbags may fail to deploy in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the airbag control units may corrode and fail," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the airbag control unit fails, the airbags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury."
Two injuries have been linked to the recall, Honda said in a statement.
Honda dealers will replace the airbag control units. Parts are expected to be available in the fall of 2016.
In the meantime, if one of these vehicles displays the SRS indicator on the instrument panel in front of the driver (not to be confused with the 'Passenger Airbag Off' indicator), vehicle owners are advised to visit a Honda dealer for a diagnostic check.
"If the check indicates the safety defect is present, the SRS electronic control unit will be replaced using a limited supply of updated replacement parts," Honda said.
Owners can contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Edmunds says: Owners of these cars should be aware of the recall and schedule a service appointment once they receive the official recall notice. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.