Honda wants to assure its customers that the airbags in the cars they drive are safe.
With millions of vehicles being recalled worldwide for faulty Takata airbags, Honda is now allowing concerned customers to get airbag replacements even if their vehicle isn’t specifically affected by the recall. The Japanese automaker has reiterated that there is no safety concern for Honda vehicles outside humid regions but the company’s “customer service will make arrangements for, as appropriate, the replacement of airbag inflators and the provision of or reimbursement for temporary alternative transportation.”
In an interview with The Detroit News, Honda spokesman Chris Martin said that Honda is “doing this not not because these vehicles have been secretly included” in the recall, but wants to ensure its customers feel safe in their vehicles. Martin also said that Honda has replaced airbag inflators outside the recall, but didn’t specify how many.
Over 11 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. for faulty Takata airbags while 17 million have been affected globally.
[Source: Automotive News]
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