After an investigation by federal regulators, Honda said on Thursday that it would recall more than 300,000 2008-9 Accords because the side airbags could deploy without the vehicle being in a crash. Honda said it was aware of 19 minor injuries.
The automaker said if the ignition was on and the door was “forcefully slammed” the side airbags could deploy. Honda blamed the problem on a sensor being improperly calibrated, and said it could be corrected with a software update. The action also includes about 20,000 vehicles in Canada and about 10,600 in Mexico.