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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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