In this year of massive and unprecedented automobile recalls, Honda launched one of the biggest of 2015 when it announced on December 15, 2015 it was recalling 5,394,000 vehicles because when the driver side frontal air bags are deployed, excessive pressure may cause the inflator to rupture resulting in metal fragments striking occupants. It is not limited by region but covers the entire USA. According to documents Honda presented to NHTSA, the driver’s airbag inflator manufacturer is T.K. Holdings, Inc.
The recalled vehicles are: 2001-2007 Accord (4-cylinder), 2001-2002 Accord (V6), 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 TL/CL vehicles
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. Honda has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009 or contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Click here to read the full recall notice: Honda Air Bag Recall
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