The endless story of imperfect Takata airbags continues. Honda just announced that it added 2.23 million more vehicles to its recall list, making for a total of 8.51 million affected vehicles in the US. On issue is the airbag inflator used by Takata, which can instantly shower direct on drivers and front-seat passengers. The airbag issue has gradually increased over the past few years, currently it affects 14 car manufacturers and 28 million inflators, reports the New York Times. So far, 10 deaths have been related to the airbags globally, along with over 100 injuries.
Here’s the list of recently exaggerated Honda vehicles:
- 2005-2012 Acura RL
- 2007-2011 Honda CR-V
- 2007-2016 Acura RDX(early production MY 2016 vehicles only)
- 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline
- 2009-2014 Honda Fit
- 2009-2014 Acura TL
- 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
- 2010-2014 Honda Insight
- 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
- 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
- 2013-2016 Acura ILX(early production MY 2016 vehicles only)
The company specified it’ll begin directing out notices to customers within a few months, and it’ll initiate maintenances this summer. It seems like it’ll be a comparatively cool fix, however. Honda will just substitute the Takata airbag modules with another dealer’s.