Faulty Airbags Force Honda to Recall 1.6 Million Vehicles

At the end of last month, Honda announced it would be recalling 1.6 million vehicles due to issues with the Takata airbag inflators. This is likely not the first you’re hearing about the Takata airbag defects. Honda says that once the recall has been completed, the company will have accounted for 22.6 million inflators in about 12.9 million vehicles.

In 2013, the Japanese company Takata found that ammonium nitrate used to create the small explosion that inflates these airbags can cause the canister to blow apart if it reacts to high temperatures. At last count, twenty-four deaths have been attributed to this airbag defect, and hundreds more have suffered serious injuries caused by the inflators.

Other car manufacturers, like Fiat Chrysler and Acura, have initiated their own recalls to replace the faulty inflators.

Honda released the following statement regarding the recall:

“Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to schedule repair at an authorized dealer as soon as possible. Replacement parts are available, all from alternate suppliers, to begin free recall repairs immediately, and a free rental car is available to the vehicle owner for the day of the recall repair or longer if a replacement part is temporarily unavailable.”

Below is a list of the Honda vehicles affected by the recall:

  • Accord: 2001-2012
  • Crosstour: 2010-2015
  • Civic: 2001-2011
  • CR-V: 2002-2011
  • CR-Z: 2011-2015
  • Element: 2003-2011
  • Fit: 2007-2014
  • Insight: 2010-2014
  • Odyssey: 2002-2004
  • Pilot: 2003-2015
  • Ridgeline: 2006-2014

The following Acura models are also impacted by the recall:

  • 3.2CL: 2003
  • ILX: 2013
  • MDX: 2003-2006
  • RDX: 2015
  • RL: 2005-2012
  • 3.2TL: 2002-2003
  • TL: 2009-2014
  • TSX: 2009-2014
  • ZDX: 2010-2013

To check if your vehicle is affected by the recall, click here: https://owners.acura.com/service-maintenance/recalls or https://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls.

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