Honda Replacing Airbags on Vehicles Not Affected by Recall

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.”

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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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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