Honda Airbag Recall Expands to 5.4 Million Vehicles
After stating their intentions to do so in a congressional hearing last Friday, Honda has now officially and voluntarily expanded its recall of vehicles which contain faulty Takata airbags. Today the once-regional Honda airbag recall expands nationwide to cover approximately 5.4 million vehicles.
Honda has been working with Takata and the NHTSA to remove and test defective frontal airbag inflators in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Honda’s recall had previously focused exclusively on those locations due to the fact that those regions’ high humidity appeared to be the cause of the exploding Takata airbags, but the company says that customer concerns from all over the US have prompted them to take the recall mainstream.
“Honda is announcing this action to encourage owners to take their vehicles to an authorized Honda or Acura dealer as soon as they receive notification from Honda or Acura,” the Japanese automaker said in a statement released on Monday, December 8, 2014. “Mailed notification to customers in the original regional Safety Improvement Campaign began in September, and additional mailed notification letters will be sent to registered owners over time, prioritized by geographic area in the order of highest perceived risk. The most-updated available consumer information about this action is obtainable at www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 999-1009 for Honda owners or (800) 382-2238 for Acura owners, and selecting option 4.”
Check out the list of vehicles affected by the nationwide Honda airbag recall below, and go here for a list of all vehicles that were built with faulty Takata airbags, which include models from BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.
Honda Airbag Recall Expands: Full List of Recalled Honda Vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord with 4-cylinder engines
2001 – 2002 Honda Accord with V6 engines
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL
2002 Acura CL