Following on the heels of the biggest airbag recall in modern motoring history, there’s been another Honda vehicle recall—and again, Takata airbags are source of the issue. Representatives from Honda could not immediately be reached for comment.
Takata issued its first nationwide recall at the behest of the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration in 2014. Since then, tens of millions of vehicles have been recalled because of Takata’s faulty airbags. (As a result of the recalls and associated fines and penalties, the Japanese-based company filed for bankruptcy in 2017.) This current recall from the NHTSA includes more than one million Honda and Acura vehicle models.
Recalled Vehicle Descriptions
The recall includes multiple models of 2001-2016 Honda and Acura cars, SUVs, minivans and pickup trucks. Visit the Consumer Reports website here for a full list or check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website for recalls by VIN or vehicle.
Why These Hondas & Acuras Were Recalled
According to reports, the defective inflators were exposed to too much moisture during the manufacturing process. This increased the risk of rupture—presenting the possibility of shrapnel (sharp metal) fragments shooting out from the airbag and into the driver during a crash.
How to Tell If Your Car Was Recalled
Visit NHTSA’s website and enter your vehicle or VIN number. If you’re still not sure, contact your local Honda or Acura dealer ASAP.
What Car Owners Can Do
If your car is on the recall list, contact your dealer immediately. The dealer will replace the defective parts.
For questions or concerns, contact Honda via the car-maker’s website or call the Recall Line at 888-234-2138 Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT, Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT or Sunday from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT.
Acura owners can find more information on the Acura website or by calling 800-382-2238.
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