Honda recalls almost 304,000 Accords and HR-Vs over seat belt defect

Honda has announced the recall of almost 304,000 Accord and HR-V vehicles in the United States over a seat belt defect that could result in the belt not working properly. The recall affects certain Honda Accords from model year 2017-2019, as well as certain Honda HR-Vs from model year 2016-2018.

According to Honda, the vehicles all have seatbelt assemblies with a front seat belt retractor that could fail and not work properly in a collision. This could cause the seat belt to not properly restrain an occupant, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Honda dealers will replace the front seat belt retractor assemblies on the affected vehicles free of charge. Honda will contact owners of the affected vehicles and will begin mailing recall letters in June 2021. Owners can also check their vehicle’s recall status on Honda’s website.