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Honda Recalls 103K More Accord, Civic, Pilot Models for Takata Airbags

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 3/19/2015 Kelly Pleskot

Honda is expanding a recall it issued in December 2014 related to defective Takata airbags. Approximately 5000 more Honda Accords, 10,000 more Civics, and 88,000 more Pilot SUVs are now affected by the issue.

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The Problem : Under the new campaign, Honda is recalling certain 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, and 2008 Pilot vehicles due to airbag problems. During a crash, the driver side frontal airbag may rupture upon deployment, possibly spewing metal fragments that could hurt occupants inside the car. Honda says past ruptures of Takata airbags have killed or injured people inside cars, although the automaker has not been able to pinpoint if the defective airbag inflator exists in the Takata airbags on these particular vehicles.

The Fix : Drivers can head to dealerships where Honda will replace the driver front airbag inflator for free. Honda will start sending out notification letters prompting owners to repair their vehicles, although the exact time line for this remains unclear. Owners can also contact Honda customer service at (800) 999-1009.

Honda Recalls 103K More Accord, Civic, Pilot Models for Takata Airbags 2008 Honda Pilot© Provided by MotorTrend 2008 Honda Pilot

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected : The new recall includes 5454 model-year 2001 Accord sedans, 10,868 2004 Civic vehicles, and 88,549 2008 Pilot SUVs. Since the previous related recall was issued last year, the new recall is identified by the government under a new recall name. A total of 5.5 million vehicles have now been recalled thanks to the expansion.

Source: Honda, NHTSA

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