American Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall

Last week, it was announced that Honda is expanding a recall that affects vehicles equipped with airbags manufactured by major parts supplier, Takata. The original recall (15V-370) last May, and involved vehicles from nine other automakers. The specific issue is in relation a metal cartridge, loaded with propellant wafers, inside the airbag's inflator. Due to several contributing factors, the propellant wafers may break down, causing them to burn too quickly when ignited, creating a dangerous amount of pressure inside the inflator body.

The latest expansion affects approximately 127,000 inflators installed in 2003 - 2004 model year CR-Vs. Within 60 days, registered owners of affected models will receive a notice in the mail encouraging them to schedule service which will be performed free of charge.

The following Honda vehicles are involved in 15V-370:

  • 2003-2007 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002-2004 Honda CR-V (all 2002 and certain 2003 CR-V previously included)
  • 2003 Honda Element
  • 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • 2003 Acura MDX

American Honda continues to urge owners of Honda and Acura vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles' recall status at www.recalls.honda.com for Honda owners or www.recalls.acura.com for Acura owners or by calling their authorized dealer.

Here at Markley Honda, we know news like this may be unsettling, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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