Honda to recall additional 465,000 vehicles with faulty airbag inflators
In the third phase of planned recalls announced by NHTSA in May 2016 and based on recent Defect Information Reports from the airbag inflator supplier Takata (TKTDY), Honda (HMC) will conduct recalls covering approximately 717,000 Honda and Acura automobiles in the United States to replace, for free, Takata passenger front airbag inflators that do not contain a moisture absorbing desiccant.
Excluding vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 465,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. will become subject to recall for the first time as a result of this action.
Including the recall announced today, Honda has adequate replacement part supplies to repair all Honda and Acura models currently included in inflator recalls in the United States.
Owners of affected vehicles can seek repair immediately at authorized Honda and Acura dealers.
No additional driver front airbag inflators in Honda or Acura automobiles will be subject to recall in this action, as all potentially affected driver inflators already are subject to prior recalls.
However, some vehicles previously repaired under earlier driver front inflator recalls will now require replacement of those vehicles’ passenger front inflators under this new action.
In addition, 960 Honda Gold Wing Airbag motorcycles from the 2009-2016 model years will be recalled to replace optional Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator modules installed on those vehicles.
Due to the relatively small vehicle population and an adequate supply of replacement inflators, Honda has elected to pull forward the recall of motorcycles that would have been included in Phase 4 of NHTSA’s recall plan (scheduled for January 2019), placing them under recall earlier than required.
With this action, all Honda motorcycles equipped with defective inflators in the U.S. are now eligible for repair. There have been no Takata airbag inflator ruptures involving Honda motorcycles globally.
With this new action, a total of approximately 11.9 million Honda and Acura automobiles have been or now are subject to recall for replacement of a Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflator in the United States, with approximately 4,540 Honda motorcycles subject to recall for the replacement of the Takata airbag inflator module.
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