Honda’s Airbag Recall Reminder as Serious as Death by Airbag
Unfortunately, as announced Monday by American Honda Motor Company, no fewer than 10 Honda owners have experienced death by airbag, I can’t think of a worse way to go, in the aftermath, of an airbag deployment -- metal fragments and plastic shards hitting one’s face and upper body--resulting in bleed out and subsequent death by cutting and impalement. Death by Airbag is preventable, and free of charge.
Millions Honda airbags replaced, 25% to go
Reading between the lines of Honda’s announcement, thousands of otherwise well meaning Honda owners for one reason or another, have not taken the time to drive their aging Honda to a local dealership for this free airbag replacement. Even my 84 year young Honda Fit driving mother took the effort to comply. Now, her lightly used Honda is sell able -- before the repair, it wasn’t.
Do you own an at risk *Alpha 2001 to 2003 Honda or Acura vehicle? According to Honda, your vehicle may be at high risk. Why take a chance? Airbag injury and possible fatality is preventable through the replacement of your aging Honda’s airbag -- free of charge through your local certified Honda service center. Take advantage of Honda’s offer, it’s the right thing to do for you and the future owner of your used Honda.
*While significant progress has been made in repairing "Alpha" vehicles, with over 74 percent fixed to date, for a variety of reasons, a significant number of owners of these vehicles have not yet sought the free recall repairs.
There are five key things that Honda wants every owner of an unrepaired "Alpha" vehicle to know. All recall repairs are free.
The only place your "Alpha" vehicle should be driven is to an authorized dealer for repair. If you're uncomfortable or unable to drive your car in for repair, we will pay to tow it (even a non-running vehicle) to the nearest dealer for free.
We have plenty of replacement parts, all from alternative suppliers, not Takata.
There should be no parts-related delay in the repair of your vehicle.
If you need it, Honda will provide you with a free loaner or rental car on the day of your vehicle's repair.
Please don't delay. Everyone is busy, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but this repair could save your life!
Please don't delay. Everyone is busy, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but this repair could save your life! Is your car on the recall list?
* American Honda Motors 2017