Recalls over Takata’s faulty airbags continue, this time with some Honda models in the Great Britain.
Takata’s airbags related problems are emerging almost every day as many major automakers are forced to bring some of their models back for inspection. This time it is Honda UK who needs to recall its cars fitted with the dangerous inflators manufactured by the Japanese supplier company. Up to 329,000 vehicles could find their way back to dealers for a fix over front airbags. Acord sedan and Tourer, Civic, Jazz and Stream MPV are targeted, all the models produced from 2002 to 2009. To start with, 122,000 cars will be recalled for replacing the driver airbags system, while 207,000 more need inspection over the passenger inflators.
Honda said that this action is only a precautionary measure and the models are safe to drive. The process of recalling is going to start today and the owners will be informed when to come for inspection. As the numbers of cars are quite important, the procedure will be phased. Not all the cars from 2002-2009 will have to be fixed, but at least 87,000 Jazz cars will need examination. Honda already announced last week that would not use Takata’s airbags anymore. It was a big hit for the automotive parts supplier company, as the partnership with Honda meant 10 percent of Takata’s global sales and accounted for 38 percent of its revenue. The airbags related issues had a negative impact on Honda’s third-quarter results, as 1,9 percent of second-quarter revenue had to be redirected to support the recall costs.