There has been a lot of news about recalling Honda vehicles due to defective airbags, and a recent development has expanded this recall in North America of late-model vehicles that are equipped with the questionable and potentially defective Takata air bags. The Japanese automaker has claimed that certain Acura and Honda vehicles from 2005-2016 are being recalled in order to replace the Takata PSDI-5 driver-side inflators, which adds 2.23 million vehicles. This is the latest news of the Honda and Acura Recall News and Full List of Vehicles with Problems from Takata PSDI-5 Airbag.
Autoblog reports that the problem is that several vehicles carry the Takata PSDI-5 airbag inflator on the driver's side, and this part could rupture if the airbag deploys. So far, there have been no reported ruptures of the PSDI-5 inflator in Honda or Acura vehicles, but Takata's exploding components have links to at least 10 deaths worldwide because they can spray shrapnel at occupants. Takata Corp told U.S. safety regulators two weeks ago that about 3.9 million PDSI-5 inflators sold to several different vehicle manufacturers could rupture and kill.
If you own one of the vehicles that made the list, then Honda and Acura dealers will replace the inflators with parts from an alternative supplier at no cost of the owners of the Honda or Acura vehicle. The repairs are scheduled to begin this summer, and owners should receive a letter notifying them about the recall within 60 days and will get a second message when parts are available. The plan is to prioritize older models in high-humidity regions first because these inflators would be the most likely to rupture.
This is what cars made the recall list, according to a recent press release, and you should see if you have one of these models. This new recall action makes a total of approximately 8.51 million Honda and Acura vehicles subject to replacement of a Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflator in the United States.
2005-2012 Acura RL
2007-2011 Honda CR-V
2007-2016 Acura RDX (early production MY 2016 vehicles only)
2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline
2009-2014 Honda Fit
2009-2014 Acura TL
2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity
2010-2014 Honda Insight
2010-2013 Acura ZDX
2011-2015 Honda CR-Z
2013-2016 Acura ILX (early production MY 2016 vehicles only)
Reuters reports that Honda recalled another 269,000 similar models in Canada on Monday for the same issue. Honda has also stated that it was recalling 341,000 Accords due to a separate issue affecting the electronic control unit used in supplemental restraint systems in 2008-2010, which could also result in airbags failing deploy.
Those seeking more up-to-date consumer information about this recall action should go to www.recalls.honda.com as well as www.recalls.acura.com or call (888) 234-2138(888) 234-213 for free. A list of specific vehicle identification numbers (VIN) included in the recall has yet to be determined, and a VIN search at Honda or Acura websites or the NTHSA recall site is not yet possible.