Honda Adds 1.4 Million Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall

Takata Airbag Recall

Honda is expanding its Takata airbag recall to include 1.4 million Honda and Acura vehicles. 

The expanded recall is being issued ahead of the government’s December date because Honda says it’s making progress with existing repairs and that it has the replacement parts ready to go for the next batch.

In its statement, Honda reports that it has a 77.7 percent recall repair rate as of September 14, 2018.

The recalls in the expanded recall are as follows:

  • 2010-2012 Acura RL
  • 2010-2014 Acura TSX
  • 2011-2014 Acura TSX Wagon
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
  • 2010-2012 Honda Accord
  • 2010-2015 Honda Crosstour
  • 2010-2011 Honda Civic
  • 2010-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2010-2011 Honda Element
  • 2014 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2010-2013 Honda Fit
  • 2014 Honda Fit EV
  • 2010-2014 Honda Insight
  • 2010-2015 Honda Pilot
  • 2010-2014 Honda Ridgeline

You can check our Takata airbag recall guide for the overall industry airbag completion rate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Honda’s official recall notice is below.

Summary

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V661000

Manufacturer: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,357,311

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014 Honda Insight and Acura TSX and TSX Wagon, 2014-2015 Honda Crosstour and Pilot vehicles nationwide, as well as certain 2014 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, California, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Honda is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Acura TSX, TSX Wagon and ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Insight, Fit and Pilot vehicles, 2011-2012 Honda Accord and 2011 Honda Civic NGV, Civic, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Lastly, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2013 Acura TSX and ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot, 2011-2013 TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Honda Accord and 2010-2011 Honda Civic NGV, Civic, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

These vehicles are equipped with certain airbag inflators assembled as part of the frontal airbag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original airbags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.

Remedy

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 13, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall are M2J and S2K.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Takata Airbag Recall Guide

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