approximately 70 model-year 2017 honda civic hatchbacks and civic type r cars
the problem: 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 could interfere and adversely affect airbag performance, increasing the risk of injury.
the fix: dealers will replace the front seatback pads.
what owners should do: honda will begin notifying owners june 1. owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit nhtsa's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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