Vehicles Affected: Approximately 209,000 model-year model year 2014-15 Kia Soul and Soul EV hatchbacks manufactured July 21, 2013, to Jan. 8, 2015.
The Problem: A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture, increasing the risk of a crash. According to Kia, no related crashes or injuries have been reported.
The Fix: Dealers will install a rubber support component under the pedal for free.
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 104,871 model-year 2001 Honda Accord, model-year 2004 Civic and model-year 2008 Pilot vehicles. This is an expansion of the huge Takata airbag recall affecting 10 automakers and millions of vehicles, and it’s the first time Honda’s Pilot is on the recall list.
The Problem: In the affected recall, the airbag inflator in the driver-side front airbag could rupture upon deployment and possibly send metal fragments into the cabin, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver side frontal airbag inflator for free.
What Owners Should Do: Honda has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Honda at 800-999-1009 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. Customers also can go to Honda Recalls.