American Honda Motor Company is recalling 69 model year 2017 Civic Hatchback and Type R vehicles.
Driver and front passenger seatback pads sold as replacement service parts were made without slit openings for the seat-mounted side airbags.
In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the seatback pad would interfere and adversely affect airbag performance.
Seat-mounted airbags that do not deploy correctly in the event of a crash, increase the risk of injury.
What to do
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front seatback pads, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin June 1, 2018.
Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is E1D, U1B, and X1C.
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