Safety Recall: Driver’s Frontal Airbag Inflator (NADI-Service Part) – 2000-2001 Honda

Service Bulletin


October 26, 2020

Version 2


Under REPAIR PROCEDURE, the torque specification on step 20 was revised.


Certain vehicles may have had the original driver’s airbag module replaced with one that was equipped with a Takata NonAzide Driver’s airbag Inflator (NADI) that may contain an aluminum seal that could allow moisture to enter into the inflator. If the propellant in the inflator absorbs a large amount of moisture, the airbag may deploy slowly. If the propellant degrades due to drying or other factors, excessive internal pressure may be generated in the inflator during deployment, which may cause the inflator container to rupture.


If the VIN status inquiry indicates that the vehicle is subject to any open safety recalls, make sure to also complete those recall repairs before returning the vehicle to the client. If you are unable to complete any open recalls, advise the client of the recall status and when the recall could be completed.


Owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign.

Do an iN VIN status inquiry to make sure the vehicle is shown as eligible.

Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your used vehicle inventory.

Failure to repair a vehicle subject to a recall or campaign may subject your dealership to claims or lawsuits from the client or anyone else harmed as a result of such failure. Before selling a vehicle in inventory, always check if it is affected by a safety recall by conducting a VIN status inquiry.


Inspect the driver’s airbag module and inflator. If you find an affected inflator, replace the driver’s airbag inflator and use the V-SMART tool to document the installation. Then, return the original, undeployed inflator as directed.

DTC Helper
DTC Helper
Articles: 3459