Air Bags:Frontal:Sensor/Control Module
Air Bags:Side/Window

Date Announced
Vehicles Affected
NHTSA Campaign #
PE05043
Summary
The subject vehicles are designed with an occupant position detection system (opds) for the passenger seat to suppress the side airbag in the event of an out-of-position occupant.on some vehicles, the opds unit and sensor grid may be susceptible to high moisture content and/or to sporadic electrical interference that would result in the illumination of the SRS readiness indicator.in this condition, opds suppression will not function, but the side airbag will still deploy in the event of a side crash. Honda issued a technical service bulletin in April 2004 to address this problem. However, the problem persists even after the warranty period expires.as a result, some owners may not be obtaining the necessary remedial service work.continued illumination of the SRS indicator can "mask" the detection of other airbag component faults if they occur. In March 2006, Honda issued a service bulletin (06-009) to extend the warranty on SRS illumination and opds issues to 10 years or 150,000 miles (whichever occurs first).Honda will send notification letters to owners of the subject vehicles and will provide a no cost replacement of the opds unit as needed.in addition, other MY 1999-04 Honda and Acura vehicles are also covered by the bulletin.this action taken by the manufacturer is sufficient to resolve the issue raised by this investigation.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by NHTSA that no safety-related defect exists.the Agency reserves the right to take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
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