Honda has been forced to recall 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. to re-replace a faulty Takata airbag inflator that may rupture upon deployment.
All vehicles involved in this recall were previously repaired using a certain Takata airbag inflator (model PSDI-5D). Honda says it became aware of a potential issue with the replacement inflator following a single-vehicle crash involving a 2004 Honda Odyssey, which saw the driver’s front airbag deployed violently and caused an injury to the driver’s arm.
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An investigation revealed that these inflators experienced a manufacturing process error that allowed moisture to enter the inflators during the assembly – very similar to the problem that caused the Takata airbag recall in the first place.
The automaker is now encouraging all owners of affected vehicles to schedule a repair at an authorized Honda dealer ASAP. All repairs will be performed free of charge.
Affected vehicles include:
- 2003 Acura 3.2CL
- 2013-2016 Acura ILX
- 2003-2006 Acura MDX
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
- 2004-2006 and 2009-2014 Acura TL
- 2007-2016 Acura RDX
- 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
- 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord
- 2001-2005 Honda Civic
- 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 Honda CR-V
- 2003-2011 Honda Element
- 2007 Honda Fit
- 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
- 2003-2008 Honda Pilot
- 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline
With this recall, Honda says the total number of recalled Takata inflators is approximately 21 million units, with around 12.9 million Honda and Acura vehicles so far subject to recall in the United States.
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