Honda Australia - Honda Accord MY2003 & MDX MY2003 Recall

A recall notice for Honda Accord MY2003 & MDX MY2003 supplied by Honda Australia Pty Ltd due to their replacement Takata airbags being as unsafe as their original Takata airbags.

Honda Australia Pty Ltd — Honda Accord MY2003 and MDX MY2003



Date published

7 Aug 2019

Campaign number


Product description

Honda Accord
Model Year 2003

Honda MDX
Model Year 2003

Front passenger airbags
1 360 affected vehicles

These vehicles have already had their original Takata passenger airbag inflator replaced with a recently manufactured Takata inflator (‘like for like replacement’). This inflator will now be replaced with a non-Takata alternative.

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.xlsx (39.24 KB)

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.

What are the hazards?

In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality.

What should consumers do?

Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Honda Australia dealership or Honda Australia head office directly via the website at to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.

Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Honda Australia’s VIN look-up tool or contact Honda Australia’s Recall Call Centre on 1800 957 444 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-6pm AEST) or contact their preferred dealer.

Alternatively, consumers can use their registration plate number to check if their vehicle is affected by going to

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Further information for consumers is available at:


Honda Australia Pty Ltd

Traders who sold this product

Honda dealer network

Where the product was sold


Dates available for sale

  • 18 March 2003 - 7 January 2005

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.