Honda, Acura Recalling 1.1 Million Vehicles for Deadly Air Bag Issue

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March 13, 2019Mar 13, 2019

Honda and Acura have just issued a huge car recall. There are millions of vehicles that are going to be impacted by the news.

According to reports, the airbags in the cars are prone to malfunction. They have the potential to explode and some have already hurt unsuspecting drivers.

"Recalls for Takata air-bag inflators with the potential to explode and spew shrapnel, and the more than 20 fatalities associated with them, have long outlasted even the company itself. After years of recalls and recalls on prior recalls, Honda’s North American arm announced Tuesday it’s recalling another 1.1 million vehicles for the issue," according to reports.

The recalled vehicles are as followed:

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles.

Unlike the last time the Takata airbags were in the news, this recall is for the previously replaced airbag inflators. Those inflators apparently came from another recall before the Takata scandal. Now, they are also needing to be replaced.

"The vehicle’s driver front airbag deployed and the Takata PSDI-5D replacement inflator ruptured, causing an injury to the driver’s arm. A subsequent investigation revealed that PSDI-5D inflators manufactured at Takata’s Monclova, Mexico facility experienced manufacturing process errors that introduced excessive moisture into the inflator during assembly. Moisture within the sealed inflator may lead to accelerated propellant degradation over time, leading to higher than normal inflator pressure upon airbag deployment. If a recalled driver front airbag deploys in a crash, its inflator may rupture, potentially shooting sharp metal fragments at the driver and passengers," according to the press release.

Please help us spread the word about this recall! Let your friends and family know if they drive any of these vehicles.

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