Honda Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles for Defective Takata Airbags
The Takata airbag recall has been one of the largest, longest, and most famous auto recalls in U.S. history. Although many consumers believed the airbag issue was fully resolved, Honda just recalled more than 1.1 million Acura and Honda vehicles in March for the same dangerous problem. The latest reports indicate these defective products were replacements for the original faulty Takata airbags, which means the number of vehicles affected will not increase. Instead, Honda believes the number of recalls will rise to the millions.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 15 people have been killed and at least 250 have been reportedly injured due to Takata’s defective airbags. When deployed, these airbags allegedly explode and expel sharp metal pieces at the driver and passengers. In 2017, Takata plead guilty to concealing the defect from consumers and was ordered to pay a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.
Honda has recalled repairs and claims other suppliers will provide replacement parts. Honda began notifying affected owners starting April 17 and claimed it will provide free rental cars for those affected. To learn more about this ongoing story, click here.
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