New test data shows Takata air bag inflators have a far higher risk of ruptures in certain model 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is advising vehicles in those years be found and fixed before causing any damages or injuries.
“Folks should not drive these vehicles unless they are going straight to a dealer to have them repaired immediately, free of charge.” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Honda and Acura vehicles at risk include:
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 Acura TL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
More than 70 percent of vehicles have already been recalled and fixed between 2008 and 2011, but approximately 313,000 vehicles remain unrepaired, according to Honda reports.
Ruptures are more likely to occur in places with high humidity.
Drivers of these vehicles should immediately visit SaferCar.gov to check whether their vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls. Replacement parts are available immediately for these high-risk vehicles at local dealer.