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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,000 miles

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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 022014

Civic Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 76,000 miles


Entered the vehicle, closed the door, turned on the ignition, started connecting my phone to the phone charger and the side airbags (curtain airbags) deployed while the vehicle was in park. Vehicle was not involved in an accident nor had any damage on the body. I have filed a claim with the insurance company, geico and the vehicle is being towed to the closest Honda dealer to examine the data event recorder to review the computer for defects...updated 12/11/14 updated 06/2/2015...updated 12/29/15 Honda found the inadvertent deployment was caused by an anomaly on micro chip inside the SRS control unit, resulting in a false detection of impact and incorrect instruction for deployment. The anomaly on the micro chip had become contaminated by a foreign substance during the wafer production process. The crash sensors did not have any anomalies. Updated 1/22/2015

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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