American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (HMC) has issued a recall for certain 2019 Honda CR-V vehicles after it received three reports of injuries due to sudden airbag deployment. The recall affects 118,000 U.S. SUVs and is a separate recall from the Takata airbag issues that have been occurring over the last 10 years. A total of 19,000 Korean CR-Vs are also affected by the recall, Reuters reported. 

The recall was issued because metal burrs may reside into the metal core of the steering wheel, which can cause damage to the cable reel sub-harness that may lead to a short circuit and overheating of the components. This could cause the steering wheel-mounted control buttons, including the horn, to become inoperative, and cause the supplemental restraint system warning indicator light to illuminate or cause deployment of the driver airbag, Honda said.

According to Honda, the airbag issue could also cause the supplemental restraint system to improperly function during a crash, causing an injury. The unexpected airbag deployment could also increase the risk of a crash and injury, the company said.

To repair the airbag issued, Honda will replace the steering wheel wire harness and supplemental restraint system cable reels. The replacement parts for the recall will be made available by the end of May 2019, Honda said. The Honda recall number is R4S.

In total, Honda has received six reports of the driver airbag deployment that happened without a crash occurring. The company said there have been no reports of crashes related to the airbag deployment.

Questions about the recall can be directed to American Honda Customer Support and Campaign Center at 1-888-234-2138.

Shares of Honda stock were down 0.74 percent as of 11:02 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Honda Air Bag Recall Honda is recalling 1.2 million 2001 to 2016 Honda and Acura vehicles for a Takata air bag issue. A car and its airbag are pictured after a frontal crash test with another car, without a safety belt buckled in the back seat, as part of France's Road Safety Commission's (Delegation a la Securite Routiere, DSR) campaign 'Buckle your seat belt, be attached to life' on November 7, 2017 at the motor-racing track of Linas-Monthlery in Linas, south of Paris. Photo: Getty Images/BERTRAND GUAY