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Honda recalls 1.6 million vehicles due to deadly airbag problems



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1; Honda announced Friday it would recall another 1.6 million vehicles for faulty Takata airbag inflators, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

After the automaker's last recall, Honda has posted 22.6 million inflators in some 12.9 million vehicles, according to CNET.

The Takata inflator scandal started in 2013. The Japanese company reportedly used ammonium nitrate to cause a small explosion and inflate the airbags. However, the reaction of the chemical to high temperatures and humidity caused the canister to burst. Twenty-four people were killed by air pumps around the world, injuring hundreds more.

Several automakers have since recalled millions of their vehicles to replace the defective air pumps, including Fiat Chrysler and Acura. Honda was Takata's biggest customer.

"Honda announces this recall to encourage every owner of an affected vehicle to arrange repair with an authorized dealer as soon as possible," a statement said Friday. "Replacement parts are available, all from alternative suppliers, to get started with free recall repairs right away, and a free rental car is available to the vehicle owner for the day of the recall repair or longer if a replacement part is temporarily unavailable."

The following Honda vehicles are affected:

  • 2001-2012 Accord
  • 2010-2015 Crosstour
  • 2001-2011 Civic
  • 2002-2011 CR-V
  • 2011-2015 CR-Z [19659011] 2003-2011 Element
  • 2007-2014 Fit
  • 2010-2014 Insight
  • 2002-2004 Odyssey
  • 2003-2015 Pilot
  • 2006-2014 Ridgeline

Acura Models concerned: [19659022] 2003 3.2CL

  • 2013 ILX
  • 2003-2006 MDX
  • 2015 RDX
  • 2005-2012 RL
  • 2002-2003 3.2TL
  • 2009-2014 TL [19659011] 2009-2014 TSX
  • 2010-2013 ZDX
  • Car owners can now check their recall at www.recalls.acura.com and www.recalls.honda.com or call 888-23 4 -2138

    This story was written by Fiza Pirani for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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