Latest Takata Airbag Recall News Confusing Impacted Acura and Honda Owners
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Reading Tuesday News: Out of fairness to American Honda Motor Company, when looking to their press room, the latest Takata airbag related recall is not mentioned. However, it’s real, and impacts an estimated, non specified 1.1 million Acura and Honda vehicles manufactured from 2001 - 2016 -- all, rolling on the roads of Canada and the U.S..And, according to Fox News, South America.
Fox Business News reports that the newest recall is a do-over of previously recalled vehicles due to moisture intruding the airbag inflation propellant -- reportedly due to faulty manufacturing process in Takata’s Monclova,Mexico based facility, or is it?
That depends on your news source. And that’s where the latest Takata airbag related recall could be a bit confusing to impacted Acura and Honda car owners -- leading to them ignoring the recall.
Your aging Honda Odyssey could be included in the latest Takata recall
According to Yahoo News, the latest round doesn’t include previously recalled Acuras and Hondas. The suspect here is an airbag canister originally thought to be safe by Honda and the NHTSA. (National Highway Traffic Safety Association) The current Takata related precautionary safety recall is prompted by an airbag related injury reported back in January, 2018.
The reported incident involved a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan, with the accident investigation revealing that the defective airbag canister exploded with excessive force, generating flying plastic shards, thus resulting in an arm injury.
Honda will begin mailing notification to affected owners in early April 2019.
List of Honda vehicles possibly impacted
The latest Takata airbag related recall covers certain Honda and Acura models mostly located in the U.S. and Canada. They Included: 2001 to 2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, the 2001 to 2005 Civic, the 2002 to 2007 and 2010 and 2011 CR-V, the 2003 to 2011 Element, the 2007 Fit, the 2002 to 2004 Odyssey, the 2003 to 2008 Pilot, and the 2006 to 2014 Ridgeline pickup. Also included are certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL cars, as well as the 2013 to 2016 ILX, the 2003 to 2006 MDX, the 2007 to 2016 RDX, the 2002 to 2003 3.2TL, the 2004 to 2006 and 2009 to 2014 TL, and the 2010 to 2013 ZDX.
You may check your Acura or Honda vehicle Vin # here for applicable recall information.