Honda Recalls 2.2 Million More Cars For Takata Airbags

Posted: Feb 5 2016, 3:49am CST | by , Updated: Feb 5 2016, 10:18pm CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Honda Recalls 2.2 Million More Cars for Takata Airbags
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  • Honda to recall more than 2.2 million cars due to faulty Takata airbags!

The number of vehicles to be recalled is 500,000 more than was originally planned by Honda.

Honda Motors recently revealed that they recall more than 2.2 million vehicles due to faulty Takata airbags. The number has risen after an addition of 500,000 more than was originally reported.

Another airbag defect may also force Honda to recall 341,000 more vehicles. Honda and Acura are going to now recall a total of 8.51 million vehicles.

The recall is due to a defect which causes airbags to over-inflate and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment. The Takata airbags have resulted in at least 10 deaths and nine of them have occurred in Honda vehicles, according to NBCNews.

Although it is not precisely known but defect appears to be use of potentially unstable ammonium nitrate. It is possible the airbag material begins to break down as a vehicle ages.

The Takata airbag defect has encompassed more than 20 million vehicles by at least 10 manufacturers. Even continental motors revealed on Thursday they will further recall 5 million vehicles due to the airbag.

The second airbag defect being faced by Honda is situated in the airbag control units. The airbag control units can experience a failure and not deploy in a crash. The failure leads to defect in the supplemental restraint system, or SRS. The second recall is related to the popular Honda Accord sedan.

The latest Honda recall consists of the 2005-2012 Acura RL, the 2007-2011 Honda CR-V and 2007-2016 Acura RDX. Similarly 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline, 2009-2014 Honda Fit and the 2009-2014 Acura TL are also affected.

The 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity, the 2010-2014 Honda Insight and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX are also affected. Lastly 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z and 2013-2016 Acura ILX have also made the list.

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