• Honda to recall 1M vehicles over previous airbag recall issue

    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.

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    “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

    Honda says owners can check to see if their vehicle is under the recall at recalls.acura.com and recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.

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