Honda is recalling 52,000 vehicles in Canada and almost 500,000 in the United States due to potential issues with how the front seat belts latch.
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. At lower temperatures, the release button may contract against the channel, causing friction and preventing the buckle from latching.
You can check your VIN number at Honda website for possible recall on your Honda car.
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.