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Takata Airbags Recalls

The following list of Honda and Acura  cars have been recalled in the US to replace passenger-side Takata front airbags:

2010-2012 Acura RL

2010-2014 Acura TSX

2011-2014 Acura TSX Wagon

2010-2013 Acura ZDX

2010-2012 Honda Accord

2010-2015 Honda Crosstour

2010-2011 Honda Civic

2010-2011 Honda CR-V

2010-2011 Honda Element

2014 Honda FCX Clarity

2010-2013 Honda Fit

2014 Honda Fit EV

2010-2014 Honda Insight

2010-2015 Honda Pilot

2010-2014 Honda Ridgeline

 

In 2016 the government recalled Takata airbags because the inflators did not contain a desiccant (a drying agent)  to absorb moisture.  The fourth phase of scheduled Takata airbag recalls incudes the cars mentioned in the above list.  https://www.carcomplaints.com/news/topic/takata

Honda is issuing the recall now instead of waiting until December due to the progress they have made with existing recall repairs.  Honda states that the owners who had their driver-side airbag inflators replaced will need to bring their cars back to have the passenger front inflators replaced.  The recall notices will be mailed in November.  You can contact Honda at 888-234-2138 if you own one of these vehicles.

 

 

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