Statement by American Honda Regarding Expanded Recall of Takata Non-desiccated Passenger Front Airbag Inflators – 5/27/2016

 

  • Some 2.2 million additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. will become subject to a new recall calling for the free replacement of a total of approximately 4.5 million non-desiccated Takata front passenger airbag inflators (this vehicle total excludes vehicles also subject to prior Takata inflator recalls)
  • Free recall repairs are expected to begin in late-Summer 2016 for automobiles and late-Fall for motorcycles
  • Approximately 2,700 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles with optional airbags installed will also be recalled to replace Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator modules

TORRANCE, Calif. – May 27, 2016 – Based on recent Defect Information Reports (16E-042, 16E-043 and 16E-044) from the airbag inflator supplier, Takata, Honda will conduct recalls (16V-344 and 16V-346) covering approximately 4.5 million Honda and Acura automobiles in the United States to replace, free of charge to vehicle owners, Takata passenger front airbag inflators that do not contain a moisture absorbing desiccant. Excluding the number of vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 2.2 million additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. will become subject to recall as a result of this action.No new driver front airbag inflators in Honda or Acura automobiles will be subject to recall in this action, as all potentially affected driver inflators are already subject to prior recalls. However, some vehicles previously repaired under earlier driver front inflator recalls will now require replacement of those vehicles’ passenger front inflators under this new action.

In addition, approximately 2,700 Honda Gold Wing Airbag motorcycles from the 2006-2010 model years will be recalled (16V-347) to replace Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator modules installed on those vehicles. There have been no Takata airbag inflator ruptures involving Honda motorcycles globally, and this recall is the first to include inflators installed on Honda motorcycles. For more information about the history of Honda motorcycle airbags, please visit http://world.honda.com/MotorcycleAirbag/history/

Required replacement parts may not become available until late-Summer 2016 for automobiles and late-Fall 2016 for motorcycles. As a result, owners of affected vehicles for which there are no immediately available replacement parts may be informed of the recall in an initial notification letter within 60 days. Once replacement parts become available, Honda will send a second notification letter to owners with instructions to pursue repair at their local authorized dealer.

The most up-to-date available consumer information about this action can be obtained at www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (888) 234- 2138 for automobile customers. The list of specific vehicle identification numbers (VIN) for the automobiles to be included in this recall has not yet been determined. Therefore, a VIN search at our websites or NTHSA’s recall site is not possible yet for this action. We anticipate that concerned owners of the affected automobile models will be able to accurately search their vehicles’ recall status on these sites beginning on June 6, 2016. Motorcycle customers can currently search at www.powersports.honda.com/recalls or they can call (866) 784-1870 for Honda motorcycle recall information.

With this new action, a total of approximately 10.7 million Honda and Acura automobiles have been or now are subject to recall for replacement of a Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflator in the United States, with approximately 2,700 Honda motorcycles subject to recall for the replacement of the Takata airbag inflator module.

Automobile models and model years included in the first stage of this recent expansion of the Takata non-desiccated passenger front inflator recall (certain specific vehicles only):

  • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2005-2011 Acura RL
  • 2009-2011 Acura TSX
  • 2010-2011 Acura ZDX
  • 2008-2011 Honda Accord
  • 2010-2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • 2006-2011 Honda Civic
  • 2005-2011 Honda CR-V
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element
  • 2010-2011 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2007-2011 Honda Fit
  • 2010-2011 Honda Insight
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-2011 Honda Pilot
  • 2006-2011 Honda Ridgeline

Motorcycle models and model years included in the first phase of this recent expansion of the Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator recall (certain specific vehicles only):

  • 2006-2010 Honda Gold Wing Airbag