Honda recalls almost 304,000 Accords and HR-Vs over seat belt defect

Honda is recalling almost 304,000 of its popular Accord and HR-V models due to a potential defect in the seat belt buckle. Accord sedans from the 2016 to 2018 model years, as well as HR-V crossovers from the 2016 to 2019 model years, are the vehicles affected. According to Honda, “the driver or front passenger seat belt buckle may become stiff over time, making it difficult to unlatch the seat belt.” The company will begin notifying owners of the recall in February, and dealers will replace the seat belt buckle free of charge.