Honda has recalled 50,000 cars in Canada and another 500,000 in the United States due to a potential safety issue with the front channel for the seatbelt buckles.

The surface coating on it can deteriorate over time, and the release button can shrink against the channel at lower temperatures. This increases friction and stops the buckle from latching.

The recall was issued for the following models:

  • 2018 to 2020 Honda CR-V.
  • 2018 and 2019 Honda Accord including the Hybrid Electric model.
  • 2018 Honda Odyssey.
  • 2019 Honda Insight.
  • 2019 and 2020 Acura RDX

Honda owners will be notified by letter starting Monday, April 17th.