Honda to Recall Around 1 Million Vehicles Again
The recall is due to air bag problems once again.
According to WTEN, Honda is more than likely to recall around 1 million older Hondas in the U.S. and in Canada again because there have been reports that the Takata driver’s air bag inflators that were installed during previous recalls are still causing problems.
The recall has already hit Canada and shows that Honda is recalling many of its most popular model vehicles for a second time, the models that are being recalled are from as far back as 2001 and as recent as 2010.
The models being recalled are as follows:
Honda Accord from 2001 through 2007.
CR-V from 2002 through 2006.
Civic from 2001 through 2005.
Element from 2003 through 2010.
Odyssey from 2002 through 2004.
Pilot from 2003 through 2008.
Ridgeline from 2006.
Also covered are Acura luxury models including the MDX from 2003 through 2006, the EL from 2001 through 2005, the TL from 2002 and 2003 and the CL from 2003.
WTEN said that the reason for the recall is because the company Takata used the chemical ammonium nitrate to create the small explosion needed to inflate the air bags. The problem is that the chemical can deteriorate over time due to many factors and they said it can burn too fast and blow apart a metal canister. If that happens it will send shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds more were injured.
According to reports Honda is planning to issue a public statement at some point today and once they do we will update this story.
Once the recall is made official and you find that you have one of the recalled vehicles you should take your vehicles to your local Honda dealer to have the inflators replaced.