The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2010 Honda Accord, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: SRS Control Module Failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE15029

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module

    Summary: ODI has identified 19 VOQ reports alleging failure of the air bag SRS control module.One of the reports involved a frontal crash event where the frontal air bags did not deploy.The crash resulted in an injury to the driver and lone occupant, and the vehicle was subsequently inspected by the agency.According to the reports, the failure of the SRS module is indicated by the air bag readiness indicator lamp illuminating on the instrument panel.Consumers report the SRS control module had to be replaced to correct the condition.Several reports indicated that the SRS module was unable to communicate thus preventing diagnostic trouble codes from being retrieved.An inability of the SRS unit to communicate raises concern about the readiness of the entire supplemental restraints system.As a result, for vehicles with a failed SRS module, some or all of the air bags may be unavailable in a crash warranting deployment.ODI is opening this investigation to further evaluate the scope, frequency, and consequence of the alleged SRS module failures.The VOQ reports cited above can be reviewed online at under the following identification numbers: 10733519, 10715339, 10703521, 10676517, 10653157, 10648611, 10633431, 10629318, 10627454, 10606626, 10604360, 10583069, 10578211, 10533114, 10500547, 10480012, 10462403, 10457826, 10441706.