Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall to 1.39M More Vehicles

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Honda has announced a new campaign in the ongoing Takata airbag recall.

This recall affects about 1.39 million vehicles and is specifically for the passenger side airbag inflator in the 2001-2005 Civic and 2003-2007 Accord. That brings the total number of recalled Honda vehicles up to 2.3 million as a result of faulty Takata airbag inflators.

SEE ALSO: Takata Moving Away From Volatile Chemical in Airbags

The faulty inflators can explode with too much force, shooting shrapnel into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. So far, seven deaths have been attributed to this problem.

Initially, Honda was only calling back vehicles from high humidity states as Takata linked excess moisture with the defective inflators. Under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda has now decided to expand the recall across the country.

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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="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Jun 17, 2015

    it's good that the number of Hondas recalled for Takata airbag inflators is still below 2,500,000.

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