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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,108 miles

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2006 Honda Accord seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 262009

Accord

  • 64,815 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Was driving my 2006 Honda Accord ex sedan on the highway and the driver-side curtain and seat airbags deployed without incident. There was no accident or impact of any kind. The airbags just deployed. Likewise, the driver's seat belt tightened and will not pull or retract. Luckily I was able to keep the car under control and not wreck, despite being caught off guard. Nothing was done to correct this failure. Honda indicated that there are no recalls and they are unaware of any related issues. Honda suggested I call my insurance who told me that it was a mechanical failure and therefore not covered.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,510 miles
Driving my 2006 Honda Accord at 55 mph passenger side curtain airbag deployed for no reason Honda dealer can find no reason for deployment. Terrifying experience.

- Norwalk 06851, CT, USA

problem #1

Jul 112007

Accord 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I was in a high speed motor vehicle crash along with a coworker that I car pool with in the 2006 Accord when a dog ran out in front of the car at 4:30 am on the highway on my way to work. I was traveling at approximately 70-75 mph, braked and swerved, but still hit the dog at high speed. The dog was of medium to large size approximately 60-70 lbs and caused considerable damage to the front bumper. I then lost control of the car, went of the road, and the vehicle rolled at least 3 times. The vehicle sustained a great amount of damage to the front bumper as well as to the entire passenger side of the car, yet no airbags deployed. I was told by my Honda dealership that "the sensors for the airbags were very small and must be hit directly in order for the airbags to deploy, so the sensors must not have been hit just right, and there was probably no reason to be concerned. However, anyone who saw the damage to my car, including state troopers, ems, tow truck drivers, as well as family and friends, all stated that the airbags should have deployed in this instance. I did not find that these airbags to be very beneficial if what the person at the Honda dealership said was true. Both my passenger and I suffered whiplash, back and neck strain, and mild concussions, thankfully that was all. However I could not help but wonder if the airbags would have saved us from the injuries we did sustain. The car was totaled by insurance company. Therefore, no repairs have been done. I am debating whether to file a complaint with Honda regarding a possible defect in airbag sensors.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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