Honda Adds 1.39 Million More Vehicles To Takata Recall To Fix Civic And Accord
Honda is already recalling millions of vehicles in the US to replace their driver’s side Takata airbag inflators, and now the company is adding 1.39 million more to repair that part on the passenger’s side, as well. This expansion covers the 2001-2005 Civic and the 2003-2007 Accord with a four-cylinder engine. According to the documentation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the broadening of this campaign brings the total number of cars from Honda in need of the fix on the passenger’s side to 2.3 million.
Honda had previously believed that the issue with Takata passenger’s side was only a regional problem for high-humidity areas. However, NHTSA determined that the components were in need of a national recall, like their driver’s side counterparts. The same problem affects these as the other Takata parts where prolonged exposure to moisture could cause the propellant to ignite too quickly. This can make shrapnel shoot at occupants in an airbag deployment. Up to seven fatalities have been linked globally to this happening.
Honda owners affected by the company’s latest expansion to its Takata recall will be notified by mail in the next 60 days.