2010 Honda Accord Crosstour recalled due to faulty airbags

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 15, 2010

Honda announced today that it will recall almost 3,340 2010 model year Accord Crosstour vehicles in order to inspect and potentially replace the front passenger airbag.

Apparently, recent testing to US Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) revealed the fact that certain models’ front passenger airbag modules don’t meet one aspect of FMVSS 208 that “requires airbag deployment to be tested using an unbelted six year-old child test dummy in the front seating area”.

The good news is that no incidents or injuries were reported in the United States or Canada related to this issue. Furthermore, Honda recommends that children under the age of 12 must be properly restrained in the car’s rear seat.

According to Honda, in Canada 780 units were affected but these are compliant with the current requirements of Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS). However, Honda Canada will conduct a 'Safety Improvement Campaign' in order to notify all owners of affected vehicles.

The owners can take their vehicles to an authorized Honda dealer to have the front passenger airbag inspected and replaced, only if necessary.

The new 2012 Honda Crosstour is powered, as standard, by a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), providing up to 271 hp of output at 6,200 rpm and 254 lb-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm.

This 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine allows 2WD versions of the Crosstour to return an EPA-rated fuel economy rating of 18 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway/ 21 mpg combined. On the other hand, this allows the Crosstour EX-L with Real Time 4WD to return an EPA-rated fuel economy rating of 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway/21 mpg combined.

Interested buyers could choose from any of the two trim levels: the Crosstour EX and EX-L. They could also opt to avail of the Real Time 4WD on the EX-L model. The Crosstour EX features auto on/off headlights and a rearview camera, as well as Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and USB audio interface.

The exterior of the Honda Crosstour features a design that gives it an imposing yet aerodynamic appearance with a large lift-over tailgate at the rear.

This tailgate smartly conceals a well-designed rear cargo area. The rear of the Crosstour is home to an under-floor storage area as well as reversible cargo floor panels.

The cabin of the Crosstour features premium interior styling as well as appointments – all of which extend from the passenger compartment to the cargo area. Customers could avail of two new colors for all Crosstour models: Twilight Blue Metallic (replacing Glacier Blue Metallic), and Basque Red Pearl (replacing Tango Red Pearl).

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