Honda Motor Co. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.
Honda has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959 reaching a production of 400 million by the end of 2019, as well as the world’s largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines (measured by volume), producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. In 2015, Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world.
In recent reports, Honda has recalled 500,000 vehicles in the Unites States and Canada due to a safety issue where seat belts in the car don’t latch properly. Few of the models being recalled are the 2017-2020 CR-V, the 2018 and 2019 Accord, the 2018-2020 Odyssey, the 2019 Insight, and the Acra RDX from 2019 and 2020. The issue is related to a faulty release button that can shrink against the channel at lower temperatures, and cause the seat belts to malfunction, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
NPR reports that Honda has not recorded any injuries caused by this defect and the company is taking proactive steps to address the issue and ensure the safety of its customers. Honda further stated that it will begin notifying affected customers in mid-April.
In a previous post, I wrote about Tesla’s recall notice, check it out here.