More than 3.4 million cars are being recalled, including 1.1 Hondas and 1.7 million Toyotas, because airbags on the passenger front airbag needs to be replaced. All of the faulty airbags were manufactured by the same Japanese supplier, Takata Corp.
According to a statement from Honda, “”It is possible that the passenger front airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury.”
Honda has reported one occurrence of the malfunction and Toyota has reported five.
The vehicles affected by the recall include 2001-2003 Honda Civics, 2001-2003 Honda CR-Vs, and 2002 Honda Odyssey minivans.
“If anyone is worried about the airbags in their vehicle, please give us a call,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda dealership in Wenatchee, Wash. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our drivers and their passengers, so we want to make sure everything is as it should be.”
If you own a vehicle affected by this recall, please do not hesitate to contact Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership.