By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda is expected to recall about 1 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to replace defective driver front Takata airbags.
According to a Tuesday statement from American Honda, the recalled vehicles were repaired in a prior recall, but the replacement airbags may be dangerous.
"The vehicles involved in this recall were previously repaired using specific Takata desiccated replacement inflators (PSDI-5D) or entire replacement airbag modules containing these inflators, neither subject to recall at that time," Honda said in a statement. "Those replacement inflators are now deemed defective.
“Honda initially became aware of a potential issue after a single-vehicle crash involving a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The vehicle’s driver front airbag deployed and the Takata PSDI-5D replacement inflator ruptured, causing an injury to the driver’s arm.”
Most of the vehicles under the recall are older. They include Hondas and Acuras, Honda’s luxury brand. A list of affected models are below:
- 2003 Acura 3.2CL
- 2013-2016 Acura ILX
- 2003-2006 Acura MDX
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
- 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 Element
- 2007 Honda Fit
- 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
- 2003-2008 Honda Pilot
- 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline