(autoinsidernews) - Honda Motor Co. is recalling 81,000 Accord sedans because of issues that could cause failure of an air bag-related sensor. The affected models are from 2004-2005 model years to fail. In a letter to the NHTSA, Honda said that the wiring for the seat position sensor, which detects the driver's seating position and adjusts the air bag inflation pressure, was attached in the wrong location and is also potentially overtightened.
These issues could cause the sensor wire to break, which would cause the air bag warning light to illuminate and cause the sensor to fail. If the sensor fails, the air bag would inflate at full pressure. This could increase the risk of injury from the airbag for smaller drivers in a frontal crash, reports Trend.
Honda is unaware of any injuries connected to the recall. The recall is expected to begin in February.