Honda has just announced that they will expand their latest recall to no less than 1 million vehicles. According to the famous company, the vehicles they produced between 2001 and 2007 may come with certain defects in their airbags.
So, what Honda did at this point is expanding its recall on cars with an airbag problem to no less than 1 million. Actually, the auto parts which might have a problem have been manufactured by Takata. These airbags have been used by no less than 8 car manufacturers. The brands include Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota and Chrysler. Reports reveal that the number of affected vehicles might have reached 3 million.
The problem is quite serious. It has been linked to 6 injuries and 2 deaths, back in 2009. However, only in 2013, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the inflator in the airbag compartment could rupture with metal fragments that could seriously injure the passengers in the vehicle.
In the recall there are included a series of vehicle models, from all around the US. US states included in the recall are California, Alabama, Florida, but also Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, South Carolina and the US Virgin Islands. When it comes to vehicle models included in this recall, the 2003-2005 Honda Accords, Civics, Pilots, Acura MDX, CR-Vs, but also 2005 Acura Rls and 2003-2004 Honda Odysseys are listed here. It has been revealed that all these cars need a full replacement of passenger compartment airbags. Other car models are included in this recall for a replacement of the driver’s front air bag.
Until now, Toyota has revealed nothing about the cost that they will have to pay for the recall of these vehicles. Naturally, the repairs will be made free of costs for car owners. This is just the latest recall announced by a car maker. In fact, in the past few months, news on various car model recalls have actually become quite common.
Naturally, the most famous case remains the one of General Motors. GM has in fact set a record of the numbers of recalled vehicles.