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Honda to recall 1M vehicles over previous airbag recall issue

Koji Sasahara/AP (File Photo)

By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda is expected to recall about 1 million vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to replace defective driver front Takata airbags.

According to a Tuesday statement from American Honda, the recalled vehicles were repaired in a prior recall, but the replacement airbags may be dangerous.

“The vehicles involved in this recall were previously repaired using specific Takata desiccated replacement inflators (PSDI-5D) or entire replacement airbag modules containing these inflators, neither subject to recall at that time,” Honda said in a statement. “Those replacement inflators are now deemed defective.

“Honda initially became aware of a potential issue after a single-vehicle crash involving a 2004 Honda Odyssey. The vehicle’s driver front airbag deployed and the Takata PSDI-5D replacement inflator ruptured, causing an injury to the driver’s arm.”

Most of the vehicles under the recall are older. They include Hondas and Acuras, Honda’s luxury brand. A list of affected models are below:

  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL
  • 2013-2016 Acura ILX
  • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2004-2006 and 2009-2014 Acura TL
  • 2007-2016 Acura RDX
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
  • 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element
  • 2007 Honda Fit
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-2008 Honda Pilot
  • 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline


Honda says owners can check to see if their vehicle is under the recall at recalls.acura.com and recalls.honda.com or by calling (888) 234-2138.



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