WASHINGTON — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,252 2015 Honda Crosstour hatchbacks to replace one or both of the side curtain airbags, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Honda said in a statement, "This issue is not related to other recent actions involving frontal airbag inflators," a reference to the ongoing Takata airbag recall crisis.
In the case of the Crosstour recall, NHTSA said the inflator tube for the side curtain airbag may have been incorrectly manufactured.
"If the side curtain airbag does not properly inflate, it can affect the performance of the airbag in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury," NHTSA said in its recall summary.
Honda said no crashes or injuries have been linked to the recall. The problem was discovered through quality analysis at the inflator tube supplier.
The affected vehicles include Crosstour four-cylinder models built from October 1, 2014 to November 4, 2014, Crosstour V6 two-wheel-drive models built from September 30, 2014 to November 13, 2014 and Crosstour V6 four-wheel-drive models built from September 30, 2014 to November 18, 2014.
The recall is expected to begin on January 9. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000.
Edmunds says: Honda says owners of any affected vehicle should take it to an authorized Honda dealer as soon as they receive the recall notification.