The Takata airbag recall appears unending, with this newest one introduced by Honda demonstrating that the entire sorry saga is able to throwing up some weird twists, too.
The Japanese automaker introduced on Tuesday it’s recalling 1.1 million Honda and Acura autos within the U.S. to exchange defective Takata airbag inflators which themselves had been fitted as a part of an earlier substitute program.
That’s proper — it’s a recall recalling airbags fitted as a part of a earlier recall.
Honda stated the inflators that want altering might — like different defective Takata inflators — rupture and spray shrapnel contained in the automotive, doubtlessly inflicting deadly accidents to its occupants.
Tens of hundreds of thousands of autos made by just about each main automaker have been impacted by the Takata remembers, with the defective inflators linked to greater than 20 deaths and 300 accidents globally during the last decade.
With that in thoughts, you need to act swiftly in case your Honda or Acura automobile is a part of this newest recall.
What to do
Fifteen completely different automobile fashions constructed between 2001 and 2016 are being referred to as in by Honda. We’ve listed them on the finish of this text. It stated homeowners ought to examine their automobile’s standing as quickly as doable and, if crucial, take their automotive to a supplier for restore. This may be performed at remembers.acura.com and remembers.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138. The corporate may even ship out reminder notices by mail beginning in early April.
“Alternative components can be found, all from alternate suppliers, to start free recall repairs instantly, and a free rental automotive is offered to the automobile proprietor for the day of the recall restore or longer if a substitute half is quickly unavailable,” Honda stated.
In a press release, the corporate defined that the autos concerned on this recall “had been beforehand repaired utilizing particular Takata desiccated substitute inflators (PSDI-5D) or complete substitute airbag modules containing these inflators,” although neither had been topic to a recall at the moment. However these substitute inflators have now been deemed faulty.
Honda stated it turned conscious of a possible challenge after studying of a single-vehicle crash involving a 2004 Honda Odyssey. Within the incident, the Odyssey’s driver-side airbag deployed and the Takata substitute inflator ruptured, injuring the driving force’s arm.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the PSDI-5D inflators skilled manufacturing course of errors that launched extreme moisture into the inflator throughout meeting.
As has already been realized with the Takata recall, moisture inside the sealed inflator can result in accelerated propellant degradation over time, leading to increased than regular inflator strain when the airbag deploys.
“If a recalled driver entrance airbag deploys in a crash, its inflator could rupture, doubtlessly taking pictures sharp steel fragments on the driver and passengers,” Honda warned.
The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) has described the continued Takata airbag inflator recall as “the most important and most complicated automobile recall in U.S. historical past.” It stated it expects that a complete of round 70 million faulty Takata airbag inflators may have been recalled by 19 automakers by the tip of this yr, with round 17 million nonetheless in want of substitute.
Under are the Acura and Honda fashions included within the recall introduced on March 12, 2019:
• 2003 Acura three.2CL
• 2013-2016 Acura ILX
• 2003-2006 Acura MDX
• 2002-2003 Acura three.2TL
• 2004-2006 and 2009-2014 Acura TL
• 2007-2016 Acura RDX
• 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
• 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord
• 2001-2005 Honda Civic
• 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 Honda CR-V
• 2003-2011 Honda Ingredient
• 2007 Honda Match
• 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
• 2003-2008 Honda Pilot
• 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline