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Honda News: NHTSA Calls For Urgent Repairs of Certain Honda and Acura Models Due to Takata Airbags

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued an urgent warning to owners of certain 2001 to 2003 Honda and Acura model to stop driving them due to these models being equipped with Takata airbags.

 

Lab tests done by NHTSA revealed that the airbag inflator in these vehicles have a 50 percent chance of the bag rupturing, causing metal shards to enter the interior and possibly injuring or even killing a person.

 

"With as high as a 50 percent chance of a dangerous air bag inflator rupture in a crash, these vehicles are unsafe and need to be repaired immediately. Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

 

The vehicles involved include,

  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
According to NHTSA, there 313,000 vehicles that need to have their airbags replaced.

 

One of the main causes for the rupturing is moisture getting inside the inflator. Vehicles in high humid areas such as Florida are susceptible to this.

 

In a statement, Honda agreed with NHTSA's findings and urged owners to get their vehicles to a dealer as soon as possible.

 

Source: Reuters, NHTSA

 

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UGLY! How does this not get fixed after it being an issue for so long?  :nono:

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http://jalopnik.com/truckload-of-airbag-parts-explodes-en-route-to-takata-p-1785826917

 

Boom!

 

You do realize that they are just using the same design and gambling that the cars will be off of the road by the time they age out again, right?  At least in some cases.....

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On 6/30/2016 at 4:47 PM, dfelt said:

UGLY! How does this not get fixed after it being an issue for so long?  :nono:

Honda builds excellent engines but little else really excels.  Actually, they do not ahve good Turbo or hybrid technology, or good Truck engine technology, so they basically do very good and basic automobile V6 and fours that are naturally aspirated.  Compare that to GM or any other full line car maker and.....you get the picture.

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      0.0%
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      168
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      726
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      6,304
      6,596
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      -4.4%
      80,338
      64,866
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      23.9%
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      7,622
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      82,610
      102,457
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      -19.4%
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      8,677
      23.3%
      18.5%
      94,488
      99,676
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      -5.2%
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      3,371
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      16,118
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      81.7%
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      1,296
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      14
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      869
      -92.9%
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      -1.3%
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      1,025
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      12,746
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      2,668
      2,714
      2.2%
      -1.7%
      29,181
      31,254
      -6.6%
      -6.6%
                TSX
      0
      0
      0.0%
      0.0%
      0
      4
      -100.0%
      -100.0%
                                          MDX
      5,287
      5,052
      8.8%
      4.7%
      43,469
      44,630
      -2.6%
      -2.6%
                RDX
      3,532
      3,944
      -6.9%
      -10.4%
      42,712
      42,666
      0.1%
      0.1%
                                        ***
      Memo: ILX Hybrid
      0
      0
      0.0%
      0.0%
      0
      1
      -100.0%
      -100.0%
                Memo: RLX Hybrid
      26
      13
      108.0%
      100.0%
      187
      171
      9.4%
      9.4%
                Memo: TSX Wagon
      0
      0
      0.0%
      0.0%
      0
      0
      0.0%
      0.0%
                Memo: MDX Hybrid
      203
      0
      0.0%
      0.0%
      1,278
      0
      0.0%
      0.0%
          Selling Days
      25
      26
          255
      255
                **** Hybrid
      2,168
      1,558
      44.7%
      39.2%
      21,903
      7,462
      193.5%
      193.5%
                *    Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts
          **   Daily Selling Rate
          ***  Memo line items are included in the respective model total
          **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX
       
    • By William Maley
      Ever since the S2000 was discontinued back in 2009, many people wished for Honda to do an affordable sports car. Some of those folks work for Honda. Case in point is Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia who told CarAdvice that he would like to see something like this make a return.
      “We’ve said it a number of times: we really want to dial up the sportiness of our range and our brand. NSX is one part of that, Type R is another. But if anything else becomes available, we’d really be chasing that pretty hard,” said Collins.
      “Type R is a hot hatch and if there’s another type of sports car that becomes available to us, say if it was a convertible or something that could come in at around $30,000 (list price), that would be very desirable for us.”
      When asked about S660 roadster, Collins shot down this idea.
      “The S660 is a beautiful little sports car but it was only really designed for Japanese domestic market,” he said. “To get it homologated and up to a standard for the Australian market would be difficult. It’s also very constrained by production and, unfortunately, it’s not made for export. But if a small, sporty car like that became available to Honda Australia we’d definitely stick up our hand for it. Sadly, the S660 is not an option for us.”
      Source: CarAdvice

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