Honda has issued a recall for about five lakh cars concerning faulty seat belt design. According to information shared by news agencies, this poses a serious safety hazard to Honda car owners in Canada and the US.

Honda is recalling 5,00,000 vehicles in the US and Canada pertaining to safety issues in vehicles. The issue is related to seat belts not latching properly.

The recall covers some of the the automaker's top-selling models including the 2017 through 2020 CR-V, the 2018 and 2019 Accord, the 2018 through 2020 Odyssey and the 2019 Insight.

The seat belts are a primary safety component in a car and when seat belts are not latched properly it increases the risk of an injury in a car crash might even prevent the airbags in a car from triggering.

Honda posted documents on Wednesday that stated, ‘according to US safety regulators the surface channel for the buckles can deteriorate over time.

The release button can shrink against the channel at lower temperatures, increasing friction and stopping the buckle from latching.

Honda has also stated that no reports of injuries have surfaced yet linked to this issue and the company is issuing this recall as a proactive measure showing Honda’s commitment to its customers in the region.

Honda recently launched the facelift of the City sedan in the Indian market and is gearing up to introduce a new SUV as well which is expected to be introduced around the festive season in India this year.