Earlier this month, Honda announced that it would be recalling over 2 million more vehicles in the U.S. due to defective airbags. The affected cars range from model years 2005-2016 and contain Takata airbags, which have caused recalls among other brands including BMW, Nissan and Ford. The recalls are due to inflators in the airbags that have the potential to rupture, causing further injury to passengers.
USA Today published that “the decision raises the number of Honda and Acura autos involved in the growing list of airbag safety recalls to 8.51 million vehicles,” adding to a steadily growing list of models that have become concerns because of Takata airbags.
Honda will be providing complimentary repair and replacement of the defective airbags for all Honda or Acura owners of affected vehicles. However, due to the large number of parts and labor needed, repairs may not begin until later this year.
For the most up-to-date list of recalls and to find the status of your vehicle, visit Honda’s fact sheet concerning the recall.