Honda Revises Position Statement On OE Parts
Honda revised a position statement saying its vehicles safety systems may fail unless OE parts are used. The company stated that the driver assist systems and safety systems on its late model Honda and Acura vehicles may have issues if parts other than the original equipment parts are used to repair these systems. “While aftermarket parts may look the same and fit in the same physical space on the vehicle, their use may present unforeseen circumstances causing the driver assist or other safety systems to operate abnormally, or not at all,” the company said.
The company said many of its safety systems like, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM, either use a camera that is mounted behind the rearview mirror or a combination of that camera and a radar unit mounted in the front bumper or grille. Installing anything other than an original equipment replacement windshield may cause these systems to work abnormally. Specifically, the camera will not be able to aim properly.
The company said other part replacements could also be affected, like windshield replacements, side glass replacement and the grille differences with the CMBS. The statement can be found here: https://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/web/ABN09431.pdf.