Honda recalls more than 303,000 Accords and HR-V over seat belt safety

Recalled 2023 and 2023 Honda HR-Vs, seen here, and Accords may be inspected and repaired for free at any authorized Honda dealership.

Nearly 304,000 Honda Accords and HR-Vs are being recalled due to potentially defective seat belts.

According to Honda’s safety report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “front seat belt pretensioners were assembled without a rivet securing the quick connector and wire plate.” Pretensioners are devices that tighten seat belts to keep occupants in place when cars brake hard or crash.

“Seat belt pretensioners missing a rivet will not properly restrain the occupant in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury,” added Honda.

The carmaker noted that as of Nov. 16, there were no reports of injuries or deaths related to the issue, but there have been seven warranty claims.