Honda is expanding a recall on airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation that may explode on impact causing injury. Last month Honda and other auto manufacturers who use Takata airbags issued a recall.
This expansion includes vehicles sold in California and brings the total number of vehicles recalled to two million. That number could rise to three million as Honda puts forth every effort to make sure its customers are safe.
“It seems like humidity has something to do with the faulty airbags, so while the recall hasn’t affected us here in Washington State yet, we thought it was important to make people aware that has been reported as an issue in other places in case they have an issue,” said Tony Carter, general manager of Northwest Honda in Bellingham. “Of course, if anyone has any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.”
According to this article, “The vehicles affected by the recall are the 4-cylinder-engine-equipped 2001-7 Honda Accord; the 2001-2 Honda Accord V6; the 2001-5 Honda Civic; the 2002-6 Honda CR-V; the 2003-11 Honda Element; the 2002-4 Honda Odyssey; the 2003-7 Honda Pilot; the 2006 Honda Ridgeline; the 2003-6 Acura MDX; and the 2002-3 Acura TL and CL.”
Toyota announced that is recalling more than one million vehicles, an expansion of a recall from last year, because of potentially faulty air bags. That number would include about 766,000 vehicles here in the United States.
The faulty air bags were manufactured by Takata Motor Corporation and Honda is looking into whether or not it will also need to issue a recall.
Toyota announced a recall affecting 2.3 million vehicles worldwide, including 766,000 vehicles here in the United States.
According to this article, “Wednesday’s recall, which includes 766,000 vehicles in the United States, is the second time Toyota has had to recall the vehicles because a defective inflator for the passenger-side air bag could crack, possibly sending metal fragments into the compartment or causing “thermal damage” to the instrument panel.”
The recall may expand to other automakers, including Honda who is “investigating potential implications, who also used the defective part developed by Takata Corporation.
This recall is an addition to the recall Toyota put out in April 2013.
Honda announced that it is voluntarily recalling 1,038 Honda Fits from the 2013 model year.
According to this article on Edmunds.com, the recall is in regards to an issue with the right driveshaft.
“During production of certain right driveshafts, it is possible that a heat-treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the driveshaft being weaker than intended,” the company said in a statement. “As a result, in certain cases a weaker driveshaft may be more likely to fail due to the torque applied when the vehicle is accelerating from a stop.
“A broken right driveshaft will reduce the vehicle’s ability to move under its own power, which could contribute to a crash.”
No accidents or injuries have been reported.
If you are concerned about your vehicle, please do not hesitate to call Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealerships. Any vehicles that are affected by the recall will be repaired free of charge.
Toyota announced it is recalling 430,500 vehicles in the U.S. and a total of 516,000 worldwide for three different safety concerns.
450,000 Toyota Sienna minivans were recalled because the spare tire could corrode and fall off. This recall focuses generally in cold-market areas where road salt is common in the winter and can cause the corrosion. The recall affects Toyota Siennas from the 2004-2010 model years.
According to this article at ABC.com, “Also recalled Thursday were:
“— 16,000 Lexus GS 250 and 350 sedans from the 2013 model year because a manufacturing defect can cause the brakes to activate without warning, and without turning on the brake lights. Most of the vehicles — 10,500 — were sold in the U.S. Also included are left-hand-drive sedans sold in Canada, China and Europe.
“— 50,000 Highlander and Highlander hybrid SUVs from the 2014 model year. Toyota says a software glitch may prevent the vehicle from properly calculating the size of the front passenger when determining whether to fire the air bags. The affected vehicles assume the passenger is smaller, so the bags may not fire or they may fire at a lower speed than necessary for a larger passenger. Toyota says most of the affected vehicles — 45,287 — were sold in the U.S. Around 3,400 were sold in Canada and the rest were sold in Mexico and Europe.”
Toyota announced it is recalling 50,200 Toyota Highlander SUVs for a software issue that could cause the passenger seatbelt to not work correctly.
According to this article, “A company spokeswoman said the air bag electronic control unit’s software is reading all passengers, regardless of their actual size, as small occupants. That could result in the front passenger not being protected by the seat belt with the necessary force, possibly resulting in injury in a crash.”
About 45,000 of the Highlanders were sold in the U.S.
Honda is voluntarily recalling some 2014 Honda Odyssey minivans because the side airbags may not deploy during a crash.
The recall involves less than 25,000 vehicles.
According to this brief, “Honda says a shorting terminal, which prevents deployment of the air bag before it’s put into the vehicle, might have been damaged during assembly. That might illuminate the air bag warning light and prevent the side curtain air bags from deploying.”
“If you have any questions about the safety of your vehicle or possible necessary repairs, please do not hesitate to contact us,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager at Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. “Of course, any inspection and repairs related to this recall will be done free of charge to Odyssey owners.”
There have been a few vehicles that have had some issues with paint flaking or coming off, so Honda is offering free paint repair for those vehicles with identified issues.
According to this article at ConsumerReports.org, the recall only applies to specific vehicles and parts on those vehicles. “For Civics, for instance, bulletin number 12-049 covers just the hood and top of the front fenders on 2006 to 2010 Civics that came in one of nine specified colors (four shades of blue, two shades of black, and three in gray or silver), and 2011 Civics of any color. Another TSB, 13-060, covers the roof and trunk of the same cars in any of the nine colors. Finally, TSB 13-004 applies to just the trunk lid of 2009 to 2011 Civics sold in 25 northern states, excluding the Pacific Northwest.
“Remedial work on the CR-V (2007-2011), Odyssey (2011-2012), and Pilot (2009-2011) is limited to “refinishing and polishing” the tailgate, and applies only to vehicles sold in 25 northern states. The relevant TSBs are 13-005, 13-002, and 13-003, respectively.”
We think this is a great step by Honda to treat it’s customers right! If you have any questions or have not been notified and you think your vehicle may be affected, please do not hesitate to contact Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership.
About 750 after-market fuel pumps that may have been put into Honda Odyssey minivans to replace original pumps are under recall from the fuel pump manufacturer, Airtex.
According to this article, “The fuel pump strainer may begin to deteriorate allowing fuel to leak out, posing the risk of a fire.The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule or remedy plan. Owners may contact Airtex at 1-800-880-3056.”
The recall would affect replacement fuel pumps put into Honda Odyssey minivans from the 2005 to 2010 model years. No injuries or incidents have been reported.
Honda is voluntarily recalling 9,800 2014 Honda Civic LX models to inspect the tires of the vehicles, which may have possible tears in the bead area.
According to this article, “The potential tears occurred when a supplier accidentally pinched the tire beads between the assembly equipment and the steel wheel rims while assembling the tires to the rims, the company said. Tire bead tears may create rapid air loss and tire failure, it said. Because the defect was discovered during a routine factory check, it is unlikely that many of these tires are on the street, according to American Honda. The company said it is unaware of any crashes, injuries or consumer complaints associated with the defect. ”
If you are concerned about your 2014 Honda Civic LX, please do not hesitate to contact us at Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealerships. Any parts that need to be fixed or replaced will be done so free of charge to vehicle owners.