American Honda announced on May 28 that it will recall additional 350,000 units in America (recovery and repair are free of charge) due to faulty Takata air bags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Takata announced on May 19 that there will be 34 million units to be recalled in the United States, and this additional recall is a part of that.
This recall is due to a faulty Takata air bag inflator. Due to exposure to moisture, the gas generator propellant might have insufficient density or might improperly deploy. This might cause the internal pressure inside the inflator to abnormally rise during air bag deployment. The defective inflators could rupture and could potentially cause fire or injury.
American Honda will recall the following models in the Honda Division: 2001-2007 Accord; 2001-2005 Civic; 2002-2006 CR-V; 2003-2011 Element; 2002-2004 Odyssey; 2003-2008 Pilot; and 2006 Ridgeline.
Meanwhile, these are the models to be recalled in the Acura Division: 2003-2006 MDX; 2002-2003 TL; 2003 CL; and 2005 RL. In total, approximately 350,000 units are covered in this additional recall.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)