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Old 14 Sep 2012, 10:50 pm
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Default Honda recalling 2007-11 Element, 2012 Ridgeline models

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Honda has announced a pair of recalls that affect a grand total of 5,233 vehicles here in the United States: 5,216 Element crossovers from the 2007 to 2011 model years, and a whopping 17 Ridgeline pickup trucks from the 2012 model year.

The Element recall only concerns vehicles fitted with the accessory trailer hitch wiring harness. On these vehicles, the wire that powers the trailer turn signals was switched with the wire that controls the actual brake lights, meaning the turn signals will only illuminate when the brakes are on.

As for the Ridgeline, a faulty passenger airbag status indicator may have been installed on vehicles built on April 18 of this year. (How's that for being precise?) This causes the passenger airbag sensor to not properly illuminate, and thus not telling the driver or passengers if the airbag is, in fact, active.

Honda dealers will inspect and repair the recalled vehicles free of charge. Scroll down to read the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statements for both models.Continue reading Honda recalling 2007-11 Element, 2012 Ridgeline models

Honda recalling 2007-11 Element, 2012 Ridgeline models originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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