Highest Risk Vehicles

As Honda continues its extensive and unprecedented efforts to replace defective Takata airbag inflators in Honda and Acura vehicles, the company, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is focusing on a subset of these inflators that are especially worrisome. When they deploy in a crash, the “Alpha” inflators, found in certain 2001 – 2003 Honda and Acura models, have an alarming rupture rate of as high as 50 percent, according to NHTSA and Takata. In addition to original Takata manufacturing defects, which prompted the first inflator recalls in 2008 and 2009, the passage of time and exposure to hot and humid conditions makes these older inflators particularly vulnerable to ruptures, which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.

We strongly encourage owners of these vehicles to only drive them to an authorized dealer for the FREE repair, immediately. If the customer is uncomfortable or unable to drive the vehicle, we will tow it to the nearest dealer and back for FREE.

Summary of 2001-2003 vehicles that may be equipped with recalled Takata PSDI “Alpha” driver airbag inflators (Vehicle owners should check by VIN):

  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL
  • 2003 Acura 3.2CL

Check your VIN now at www.recalls.honda.com or www.recalls.acura.com