(AP) – Honda is recalling Odyssey minivans due to malfunctioning side air bags, and General Motors is recalling SUVs to fix a computer error.
Honda is recalling 24,889 Odyssey minivans from the 2014 model year because their side air bags may not deploy during a crash.
Honda says a shorting terminal, which prevents deployment of the air bag before it’s put into the vehicle, may have been damaged during the assembly process. That may illuminate the air bag warning light and prevent the side curtain air bags from deploying.
Honda says no crashes or injuries have been reported related to the issue, which was discovered through warranty repairs. Dealers will repair the minivans for free. Honda will notify owners starting May 16.
Meanwhile, General Motors is recalling more than 50,000 luxury SUVs to fix a computer error that can delay acceleration for three or four seconds. The recall affects some Cadillac SRX SUVs from the 2013 model year with 3.6-Liter V6 engines.
GM says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the problem happens when the transmission shifts from first to second gear and the driver brakes the vehicle to under 5 miles per hour. The company says a lag in acceleration can increase the risk of a crash.
GM dealers will update the transmission control computer at no cost to customers. No date has been set yet for the recall to begin. GM has recalled about 7 million vehicles since February, including 2.6 million for a deadly ignition switch problem.