Statement by American Honda Regarding Passenger Airbag Indicator Recall: 2012 Ridgeline

Sept. 12, 2012 – Honda will voluntarily recall 17 model-year 2012 Ridgeline vehicles in the U.S. to replace the passenger airbag indicator. During vehicle assembly, incorrect Canadian-specification passenger airbag OFF indicator lights were mistakenly installed in these vehicles. The installed indicators do not comply with U.S. federal motor vehicle safety standard requirements. Airbag functionality is not affected by this issue, which was discovered during quality inspections at the factory.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will occur in late-September 2012. In addition to contacting customers by mail, in late-September, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require inspection by going on-line to or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.

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