Honda‘s revised Takata recall lists 5.1M vehicles
Honda has issued a revised recall for airbag inflators after hunting for all of the potential VINs associated with Takata’s recent defect acknowledgement.
The company will replace certain driver-side inflators, known by the part designation PSDI, in approximately 5.1 million vehicles sold in the US market.
The campaign affects the 2001-2007 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and the 2006 Ridgeline, along with the 2003 Acura CL, 2003-2006 MDX and 2002-2003 TL.
“The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion and other factors, including manufacturing variability that, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture,” the recall documents note. “In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.”
The company is expecting to begin replacing components on July 1. Vehicles that were already serviced under previous Takata campaigns prior to September 2014 will also need to come back in for new inflators.