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The large Honda MDX has been recalled in Australia this week to address an electronics fault that could cause airbags to deploy unexpectedly.

Affecting 1598 models in the 2003 MDX range, the fault centres on an issue with the SRS airbag electronic control units, producing excessive electrical noise, which can disrupt the system’s proper operation.

Vehicles listed in the recall carry a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in the range 2HKYD18633H300001 to 2HKYD186X3H301601.

For owners, this news marks the second time those exact vehicles have been recalled, with an identical announcement made for the same VIN range in 2013.

 

Honda has confirmed with CarAdvice that repairs carried out during the initial recall were not successful, and a new SRS control unit will now be fitted to the affected models.

The company has also confirmed that there have been no recorded instances in Australia of unexpected airbag deployment resulting from this issue.

A letter will be sent to affected owners, although owners are also advised to contact their authorised dealership for rectification.




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