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Honda Canada Responds to Takata Airbag Recall

Bonnie Harp2 years ago

The Associated Press (AP) reports that Honda Canada Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of 700,000 vehicles to replace Takata airbags.

Millions of Honda Vehicles Recalled 

Honda volunteered the recall as part of a “safety awareness campaign” concerning the Takata airbag defect that has recently been linked to five deaths. U.S. Honda also recalled 2.6 million vehicles to ease consumer concerns about possible airbag deterioration in areas of high humidity.

Honda was formerly accused of underreporting injuries and deaths regarding the Takata airbag defect that may affect 20 to 25 million vehicles.

About the Takata Airbag Recall

In April 2013, Takata announced malfunction of the airbag inflator that may cause the airbag to deploy incorrectly, causing a safety hazard of metal shards shooting at the passenger(s).

Takata is suspected to have been aware of the defect for four years before reporting it to a federal safety agency.

The airbags were initially suspected to deteriorate and cause a safety hazard in highly humid areas. The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTA) has since then mandated recall expansion.

The NHTA and U.S. Department of Justice are currently investigating the allegedly delayed airbag recall.

Description of the Honda Canada, Inc. Recall
  • Honda Canada, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of 700,000 vehicles linked to possible Takata airbag defects.
  • The recall is a part of a “safety awareness campaign” regarding the Takata airbag recall.
  • The automaker claims to have volunteered the recall to ease concerns of affected vehicle owners outside highly humid areas.
  • The recalled Honda vehicles are as follows:
    • 2001-2007 4-cylinder Honda Accord
    • 2001-2002 V6 Honda Accord
    • 2001-2005 Honda Civic
    • 2002-2006 Honda CR-V
    • 2003-2010 Honda Element
    • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
    • 2003-2007 Honda Pilot
    • 2006 Honda Ridgeline
    • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
    • 2002-2003 Acura TL
    • 2002 Acura CL

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