Our Perspectives: Plain Speaking on the Takata Defect Announcement

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Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a formal defect determination by Takata related to front airbag inflators installed in vehicles from more than 10 automakers. While the headlines that followed focused on the millions of vehicles potentially involved, regrettably, most drivers are still unable to determine if their own car is […]

Statement by American Honda Regarding Takata Airbag Inflator Recalls

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Approximately 350,000 vehicles1 to be added to the prior passenger airbag inflator recall Vehicles previously covered by voluntary national driver airbag inflator Safety Improvement Campaigns (14V-351 and 15V-153) will transition into a formal recall with no new additional vehicles requiring repair Honda will add approximately 350,000 vehicles to its recalls of Takata airbag inflators in […]

Honda Switches from Takata-Made Airbags

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According to this exclusive report from Reuters, Honda has chosen to break off ties with “embattled” Takata Corp., maker of the faulty airbags in many vehicles around the world, including Hondas. “More than 21 million vehicles were recalled because of Takata’s mistakes,” said Bobby Maynard, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “Unfortunately, Honda […]

Statement by American Honda Regarding Side Curtain Airbag Recall: 2015 Honda Crosstour

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Honda will voluntarily recall 1,252 model-year 2015 Crosstour vehicles in the United States to replace one or both of the side curtain airbags, free of charge. An error during the manufacture of tubing attached to the side curtain airbag inflator may result in the improper deployment of a side curtain airbag in a crash, increasing […]

Honda Expands Airbag Recall, Does Not Include Washington State