Honda adds 350K vehicles to Takata recall
Honda has announced that its Takata recall campaign has been expanded to include approximately 350,000 more vehicles.
The additional vehicles will receive new passenger-side airbag inflators, which are prone to rupture and potentially cause shrapnel injuries. The company suggests any driver-side components have already been replaced in previous campaigns.
The revised list of all models affected by one or more airbag recalls includes the Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline, along with the Acura MDX, TL, CL and RL. Model years go as far back as 2001 and no later than 2011.
“The vast majority of Honda and Acura vehicles impacted by last week’s announcement were already covered by past recalls or safety improvement campaigns,” said Honda America service VP Bruce Smith. “In fact, many of these vehicles have already been repaired – we’ve replaced nearly two-million inflators since 2013, most of those in the last nine months alone.”
The company is receiving replacement parts from four different suppliers, averaging more than 50,000 repairs per week. The total number of backordered parts is said to have been cut in half.
Approximately 6.28 million Honda vehicles have been affected by the defect so far.