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January 11, 2018

Honda US expands Takata airbag safety recall

Honda is adding around 465,000 vehicles to its Takata-related airbag recall in the US.

Honda is adding around 465,000 vehicles to its Takata-related airbag recall in the US.

In the third phase of planned recalls announced by NHTSA in May 2016 and based on recent Defect Information Reports (18E-001, 18E-002, and 18E-003) from the airbag inflator supplier Takata, Honda will conduct recalls covering approximately 717,000 Honda and Acura automobiles in the US to replace, for free, Takata passenger front airbag inflators that do not contain a moisture absorbing desiccant. Excluding vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 465,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the US will become subject to recall for the first time as a result of this action.

Including the latest recall, Honda says it has adequate replacement part supplies to repair all Honda and Acura models currently included in inflator recalls in the US. Owners of affected vehicles can seek repair immediately at authorised Honda and Acura dealers.

No additional driver front airbag inflators in Honda or Acura automobiles will be subject to recall in this action, as all potentially affected driver inflators already are subject to prior recalls. However, some vehicles previously repaired under earlier driver front inflator recalls will now require replacement of those vehicles’ passenger front inflators under this new action.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorised dealer for repair as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late-February 2018. Automobile owners may check their vehicles’ recall status now at www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (888) 234-2138 for automobile customers.

With this new action, a total of approximately 11.9m Honda and Acura automobiles have been or now are subject to recall for replacement of a Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflator in the US.

Automobile models and model years included in the third stage of the expansion of the Takata non-desiccated passenger front inflator recall (certain specific vehicles only):

  • 2009-2012 Acura RL
  • 2009-2013 Acura TSX
  • 2011-2013 Acura TSX Wagon
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
  • 2009-2012 Honda Accord
  • 2010-2013 Honda Crosstour
  • 2009-2011 Honda Civic
  • 2009-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2009-2011 Honda Element
  • 2013 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2009-2013 Honda Fit
  • 2013 Honda Fit EV
  • 2010-2013 Honda Insight
  • 2009-2013 Honda Pilot
  • 2009-2013 Honda Ridgeline

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