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Honda Releases Statement Regarding Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 6/16/2015 Megan Stewart

Honda recently announced that it will issue a national recall for front passenger airbag inflators in the 2001-2005 Civic and 2003-2007 Accord, adding roughly 1.39 million more vehicles that were not previously mentioned in a safety campaign or recall.

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This announcement comes after Takata determined a defect with its airbags. Originally, Honda planned to recall only a limited number of vehicles, but the NHTSA interpreted Takata's statement as a national recall would be needed. The 1.39 million vehicles also include the original 350,000 inflator defects from Takata's assessment.

2007 Honda Accord© Provided by MotorTrend 2007 Honda Accord

Of that number, nearly 915,000 Civic and Accord models that are currently involved in front passenger airbag inflator recalls or Honda safety campaigns will be folded into the newer, larger recall. Honda will still offer customers free repairs and replacements of the defective inflators.

This expansion marks the second in the last year in relation to Takata airbags. In March, Honda had to expand a recall by nearly 103,000 vehicles, due to driver side airbag defects. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal last month, the total number of vehicles being recalled for Takata airbag defects is nearly 34 million vehicles, one of the largest for any consumer product here in the U.S.

Source: Honda

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