Recall roundup: Honda vehicles for Takata airbag problems image

Honda has announced a recall recently for several of its vehicles because of the Takata airbag inflators problems.

According to the car manufacturer, more than 100, 000 vehicles will be affected by this new recall which has been announced by Honda and this is bringing the number of the carmaker’s airbag-related recall to about 5.5 million vehicles, in the United States alone. When the airbags will rupture, they can become a true hazard for people, spraying metal fragments with enough force to cause serious injury or even death. The new recall announced includes 88,549 units of the Pilot, from the 2008 model year, 10,868 units of the 2004 Civic and 5,454 units of the 2001 Accord, as the carmaker is stating.

“Since this expansion of the national Safety Improvement Campaign is taking place in a new year, it will be identified separately by the NHTSA as No. 15V-153, but the same repair, replacement of the driver front airbag inflator, free of charge, will apply to these additional vehicles nationwide. With this expansion, a total of approximately 5.5 million vehicles will be covered by 14V-351 and 15V-153 combined”, says Honda in the official press release.

The recall is expected to begin soon but the car manufacturer hasn’t provided an exact date for this. The company’s dealers will be making the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge to the owners. For any extra details on the topic, owners of the above mentioned models should contact 1 800 999 1009 (Honda Customer Service) or 1 800 382 2238 (Acura Customer Service.