Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall to 3M More Vehicles

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Honda is once again expanding its recall for faulty airbags, this time leaving no stone unturned.

The Japanese automaker is calling back every car fitted with a driver-side airbag made by Takata, adding about 3 million vehicles to the list which is already 7 million vehicles deep. This recall affects cars from across the entire country. Initially, only cars in high humidity States were called back, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is demanding that cars from across the country be brought back in after one of the airbags ruptured in a non-humid state.

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The problem is with the airbag inflators, which can rupture, causing metal shards to shoot out at the passengers at high speeds. Honda and a slew of other automakers have also recalled cars for the passenger side airbags, but these recalls remain strictly regional. This new recall is also being treated as research into the condition of airbag inflators from non-humid areas.

So far, Takata has said that only high-humidity areas are affected by the problems, balking at NHTSA’s assertion that the airbags should be brought back in country wide.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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