Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

Honda continues to expand the air bag recall that has affected millions of vehicles due to defective Takata inflator parts.  Honda will now be recalling an additional 104,871 vehicles as a result this defect.  In March 2015, Honda began matching Takata airbag inflator part numbers to individual VINs based on factory production records.  Through this process, Honda discovered that 88,549 units of the 2008 Honda Pilot should have been included in the original recall.  Additionally, Honda identified certain 2001 Accord (5,454 vehicles) and 2004 Civic (10,868 vehicles) that had not been properly identified by VIN as being produced for the US market, and is adding those vehicles to 14V351.

The vehicles affected are:

2008 Honda Pilot

Manufactured May 3, 2007 to April 14, 2008

VINs

5FNYF18208B000011 to 5FNYF18508B057545

5FNYF283X8B000001 to 5FNYF28538B031186

2001 Honda Accord

Manufactured April 26, 2000 – August 15, 2001

VINs

1HGCG22581A000001 to 1HGCG22461A036745

3HGCG66591G700001 to 3HGCG66521G714452

2004 Honda Civic

Manufactured June 5, 2003 to August 2, 2004

VINs

JHMES95684S000001 to JHMES95664S022823

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-351.

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