In what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has described as ‘the largest and most complex recall in U.S. history”, the Takata airbag recall has alarmed car owners. It isn’t just Acura and Honda that has been plagued with the defective airbags. More than 14 different automakers have been involved in this vast airbag recall. The massive Honda airbag recall is due to major auto parts supplier Takata. The faulty Takata airbags are found in a wide variety of vehicle models between the years 2002 – 2015.
The following automobiles have been included in the Takata airbag recall, with special attention paid to cars that were purchased or driven regularly in high-humidity conditions. To check if your specific vehicle is included in the recall, visit NHTSA’s website and enter your VIN.
- Land Rover
Honda Airbag Recall
On March 31st, 2016 a defective Honda airbag claimed the life of a young woman in Texas. What police describe as a minor accident in which the victim should have ‘walked away’, 17 year old Huma Hanif suffered lacerations to her neck due to shards of metal coming from the deployment of the faulty Takata airbag.
The Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel of Hanif’s 2002 Honda Civic deployed in a low-speed collision, launching shrapnel at her from mere feet away. A piece of metal cut her neck causing her to bleed to death shortly after the accident.
Are you or a family member in harms way?
The defective Takata airbag inflator may cause airbags to deploy explosively, mauling or fatally injuring the vehicle’s occupants. At the center of the Honda airbag recall is the Takata airbag’s inflator. The inflator is a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers. When the faulty inflator housing explodes in a crash, whether minor or severe, metal shards from the defective Takata airbag sprays the passenger cabin and immediately impacts the driver.
For a potentially life-saving device that should be in place to aid drivers in the event of a head-on collision, this is a very troubling recall. The enormity of the Takata airbag recall alone has left manufacturers stunned.
To date there has been more than 100 injuries and 10 deaths resulting from the faulty Takata airbags. Both the Honda airbag recall and the dozens of other makes and models impacted by the defective Takata airbags continues to expand. The current number of vehicles that need airbag inflator replacements before 2019 is at 100 million, making it one of the largest vehicle recalls in US history. So far a little less than 8 millions airbags have been replaced, leaving those that haven’t yet heard of this Honda airbag recall in harms way.
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