Affected Component: AIR BAGS

Date Published
SEP 15, 2015
NHTSA TSB #
10100709
TSB Document
Summary
"SERVICE BULLETIN - CERTAIN ACURA VEHICLES OPERATED IN AREAS KNOWN FOR HIGH ABSOLUTE HUMIDITY AND HIGH HEAT MAY CONTAIN A FRONT PASSENGER’S AIRBAG THAT, OVER TIME, MAY BE AFFECTED BY EXPOSURE TO THE HUMIDITY, WHICH COULD PRODUCE EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE UPON DEPLOYMENT. IF AN AFFECTED AIRBAG DEPLOYS, THE INCREASED INTERNAL PRESSURE MAY CAUSE THE INFLATOR CASING TO RUPTURE. METAL FRAGMENTS COULD BE PROPELLED UPWARD TOWARD THE WINDSHIELD, OR DOWNWARD TOWARD THE FRONT PASSENGER’S FOOT WELL, POSSIBLY CAUSING AN INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS."