Honda Expanding Its Takata Airbag Recall

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Honda is expanding its recall on cars equipped with airbags that came from Takata, a supplier.

Despite the airbag manufacturer insisting it’s not necessary, the Japanese automaker will expand its airbag recall in accordance with a request from federal regulators. The first wave of recalls targeted vehicles in high-humidity areas, but U.S. safety regulators are pushing for a national airbag recall.

Honda announced that it will be issuing free loaner cars until repairs can be made and the company will prioritize high-humidity areas first, due to the limited availability of replacement parts.

SEE ALSO: Takata Ordered to Initiate National Airbag Recall

Honda’s recall expansion is only for driver-side airbags and does not affect passenger-side airbags. Takata has refused the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s demand to recall the driver-side inflators and continues to insist that the inflators it is currently producing are safe.

[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 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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