Honda has added another 2.23-million vehicles to its massive Takata airbag recall.
This time around, the Japanese automaker is replacing the PSDI-5 driver front airbags from Takata in numerous models. According to Honda, no PSDI-5 inflator ruptures have been reported in Honda or Acura vehicles, but the recall is being conducted as a result of a recent Defect Information Report (16E-005) from Takata.
The company plans to replace inflators with new parts from an alternative supplier at no cost to owners. Due to the large volume of new inflators needed for the recall, the necessary replacement parts will not be available until summer 2016.
Owners of affected vehicles will be informed of the recall in an initial notification letter within 60 days and once replacement parts are available, Honda will send a second notification letter to owners with instructions. The second round of notifications will prioritize older model-year vehicles located in High Absolute Humidity regions that include Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam and American Samoa.
That brings the grand total of recalled Honda and Acura vehicles impacted by faulty Takata airbags to 8.51 million in the U.S.
Models affected by this recall include: