Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

Honda to recall around 1M vehicles with dangerous air bags

Honda to recall around 1M vehicles with dangerous air bags

Honda is recalling around 1.2 million older vehicles in the U.S., Canada and Central America because the Takata driver's air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could still be risky - exploding and sending shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

The Honda models being recalled include 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 Honda CR-V, 2003-2011 Honda Element, 2007 Honda Fit, 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey, 2003-2008 Honda Pilot, and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline.

People all over Canada rely on their Hondas to get them from point A to point B. In fact, Honda is one of the largest Canadian vehicle manufacturers, after General Motors.

Honda is recalling about 1.2 million vehicles in North and Central America because their Takata air bag inflators can explode and send shrapnel into the vehicle interiors. They've found this problem on both the driver's and passenger's side.

Some Acura vehicles made between 2002 and 2006 are also covered under the recall, including MDX, EL, TL and CL.

Honda will be recalling about 1 million older vehicles in the US and Canada because the Takata driver's air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls could be dangerous. Documents posted by Canadian safety regulators show that Honda
Honda to recall around 1million vehicles with dangerous air bags

Honda uses a "Takata" airbag system uses ammonium nitrate for their airbag inflation. But the chemical can deteriorate over time due to high humidity and cycles from hot temperatures to cold. "The vehicle's driver front airbag deployed and the Takata PSDI-5D replacement inflator ruptured, causing an injury to the driver's arm".

Honda is offering free loaner cars while vehicles are being repaired.

Make sure to check your cars, people! .

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said drivers should check their recall status at, noting that not all Honda and Acura vehicles that have received replacement air bags under recalls are affected by the latest recall.

This set of recalls is part of the largest series of automotive recalls in USA history, which includes as many as 70 million vehicles recalled.

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