Honda Again Recalls 2016 CR-V Models For Takata Airbags

Posted: Nov 2 2015, 10:57am CST | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Honda Again Recalls 2016 CR-V Models for Takata Airbags
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  • Honda again recalls 2016 CR-V models to replace Takata airbags!

The small recall by Honda comprises of only 515 vehicles with only 30 models with defected airbags on the road.

Honda has issued another recall due to the Takata airbags. Honda is recalling the 2016 CR-V models which contain defected Takata airbags. Fortunately only 515 Honda CR-V models have the defected airbags.

Even more fortunate for Honda is the fact only 30 of the CR-V being recalled were sold and on the road. Honda will directly call all those affected by the recall. If 2016 CR-V owners do not receive a call then they are safe. The Takata air bag defect has been found in the driver-side front airbag modules of the CR-V 2016. 

The recall was issued when Takata airbag inflator ruptured during testing on the 10th of October. The testing was being carried out at Monclova in Mexico. Takata notified Honda Motors 2 days later with the proper data.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was also notified by Takata. The notification resulted in the recall of the CR-V 2016 vehicles by Honda.

Honda claims the recall is not due to the same type of issue which made automakers around the world recall their cars. More than 19.2 million vehicles were recalled due to faulty airbags. The airbags sent shrapnel flying in the car cabin in case of a crash. 

According to Honda the metal housing around the driver's air bag inflator was not manufactured properly. So if a crash occurs the driver's frontal air bag could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver.

The fragments can cause serious injury or death. Honda dealers will replace the frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall will be effective from the 4th of December. 

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