The 2010 Acura ZDX is going to be recalled for an issue with the airbags.
The problem is that the dashboard covering material may have not been properly laser scored during the manufacturing process. This may hinder the deployment of the passenger side airbag. To fix this, dealers will visually inspect the dashboard, and replace the dashboard free of charge if required.
1854 cars are affected according to the NHTSA. The recall begins April 21st. If you own a ZDX, wait for a notification or call up your local dealer to arrange for the fix.
Press Release (NHTSA)
NHTSA Campaign Number: 10V-145 Mfg’s Report Date: April 9, 2010
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,854
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ACURA ZDX
PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 12, 2009 AND
MARCH 22, 2010. DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE
DASHBOARD COVERING MATERIAL MAY HAVE NOT BEEN PROPERLY
LASER SCORED TO ALLOW COMPLETE DEPLOYMENT OF THE FRONT
PASSENGER’S SRS AIRBAG.
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY PROPERLY,
INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND ACURA DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE
DASHBOARD COVERING MATERIAL AND REPLACE IF NECESSARY FREE OF
CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT
APRIL 21, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ACURA CLIENT SERVICES AT 1-
HONDA’S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS R34. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT
THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S VEHICLE
SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO
Press Release (Honda)
Statement by American Honda Motor Company Regarding Acura ZDX Recall
04/13/2010 – TORRANCE, Calif. –
American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced a recall of approximately 1,850 Acura ZDX vehicles to inspect the dashboard surface material. On affected vehicles, the passenger side airbag of the 2010 ZDX will not deploy properly.
While no incidents have been reported, a manufacturing quality check revealed that some vehicles do not have the necessary laser-cut scoring on the underside of the dashboard surface material. Without proper scoring, the passenger side frontal airbag will not deploy properly. The dashboard inspection is a simple visual check. After dealer inspection, if a ZDX is determined to have a dashboard without the proper scoring, the dashboard will be replaced.
Owners of affected vehicles will be informed by mail later this month. In addition, ZDX owners can go to http://owners.acura.com/recalls or owners may call (800) 382-2238 for more information.
Source: NHTSA (PDF), Honda