Honda Motor Company is recalling 2018 Accord sedans and 2019 Insight hybrid vehicles for potentially defective software that could disable the backup camera, while simultaneously calling back about 1.4 million Honda and Acura models to replace those pesky exploding Takata airbags.
“Due to incorrect software programming, the center screen that normally displays the rear-view image may not provide the image during backing events following certain usage scenarios, even after the vehicle is restarted,” Honda said of the camera software problem, adding that the company has not received any reports of crashes or injuries related to the issue.
Separately, Honda said it was conducting the Takata airbag recall proactively, as a way to stay ahead of a series of government-mandated recalls, according to a recent filing by the U.S. National Highway and Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).
At least 23 people worldwide have been killed, and nearly 200 seriously others injured, by the defective inflators, which have been reported to overheat and explode without warning, ejecting metal debris throughout the cabin at high speed.
Owners of affected vehicles should schedule an appointment with their closest dealership ASAP, Honda said in announcing the 4th step of a 5-part recall involving some 40 million more Takata inflators that began in 2016.
Source: CBS News