Recall alert: Honda recalls 2.7 million vehicles due to Takata airbag inflators

Honda recalls 2.7 million vehicles due to Takata airbag inflators

Honda has issued a recall of 2.4 million vehicles in the U.S. and another 300,000 in Canada because of Takata air bag inflators.

This recall is different than past Takata-related recalls because these inflators do not contain ammonium nitrate, CBS News reported. Other inflators made by Takata had the chemical to create a small explosion to deploy the air bag, but high temperatures and humidity can cause the chemical to deteriorate and break a metal canister that could send pieces of metal flying on impact. Dozens of people were killed and hundreds were hurt in crashes due to the air bag ammonium nitrate defect.

The recall affects 1996 to 2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, CBS News reported.

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The air bag inflators may not have the correct seals to deploy properly, CNN reported.

Here are the specific models and years, according to WDIV:

  • 1998 to 2000 Honda Accord coupe and sedan
  • 1996 to 2000 Honda Civic coupe and sedan
  • 1997 to 2001 Honda CR-V
  • 1998 to 2001 Honda Odyssey
  • 1997 and 1998 Honda EV Plus
  • 1997 and 1998 Acura 2.2CL
  • 1997 to 1999 Acura 3.0CL
  • 1998 and 1999 Acura 2.3CL
  • 2001 and 2002 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2001 and 2002 Acura MDX
  • 1998 to 2003 Acura 3.6RL
  • 1999 to 2001 Acura 3.2TL

Owners will receive notifications in March, but replacement parts won’t be available for a year, WDIV reported. Customers with questions can call Honda at 888-234-2138.

Honda is not alone in the recall over Takata air bags.

There are more than 19 automakers currently recalling vehicles due to air bag defects, according to WTOL.

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has started a statewide notification program that uses the state’s vehicle registration system to alert owners via their registration renewal applications that their car is under recall, WTOL reported.

The recall notices printed on registration forms started this month.

You can see if your vehicle is under an air bag recall by clicking here.

FILE PHOTO: Honda and at least 19 other carmakers have issued recalls due to issues with Takata airbags.
FILE PHOTO: Honda and at least 19 other carmakers have issued recalls due to issues with Takata airbags. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)