Honda expands Takata Airbag recall to select late model cars and Goldwing Motorcycles
This time, your late model Honda or Goldwing motorcycle may be included In the latest Takata airbag recall. According to ABC News and the Associated Press, Toyota and Honda add over one million vehicles to a recall that's gone on since 2008 -- the biggest recall in automotive manufacturing history. This Honda is not included in the recall.
19 million auto manufacturers and 69 million airbag inflators impacting 42 million cars have been recalled to date. As of Tuesday, the latest recall includes 1 million additional vehicles, 465,000 from Honda, and 601,000 from Toyota.
According to this report, the latest round of recalls was initiated by a report from the now-defunct Takata Corporation. Surprisingly, once related to older car and light truck models, this recall includes vehicles as new as model year *2016. Honda Goldwing with airbag option.
Here's the latest recall list
— Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Scion xB, Lexus IS 250 and 350 and Lexus IS-F from 2009, 2010 and 2013 model years.
— Toyota 4-Runner, Lexus IS 250C and 350C and Lexus GX 460 from the 2010 and 2013 model years.
— Toyota Yaris and Lexus ES 350 from the 2009 and 2010 model years.
— Toyota Sienna from the 2013 model year.
According to our source: Honda is recalling an additional 465,000 vehicles and 960 Goldwing motorcycles in the U.S. Honda intends to notify owners by late February. Speaking with our dealership contacts, Owners can get replacement front passenger airbags starting immediately.
The recall covers:
— Acura RL and Honda Accord from the 2009-2012 model years.
— Acura TSX, Honda Fit, Honda Ridgeline and Honda Pilot from the 2009-2013 model years.
— Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Element from the 2009-2011 model years.
— Honda Crosstour, Honda Insight and Acura ZDX from the 2010-2013 model years.
— Acura TSX from the 2011-2013 model years.
— Honda FCX Clarity and Honda Fit EV from the 2013 model year.
— Gold Wing motorcycles with optional air bags from the 2009-2016 model years.
*Honda noted that there have been no airbag ruptures reported on any Honda motorcycles globally.
Both Honda and Toyota will contact impacted owners by mail in the short term. And, all impacted, non-modified or damaged airbag systems will be repaired or replaced by the subject manufacturer at no cost to the end user.
Reference: ABC News 2018.