Why Did Honda and Acura Just Recall 772,000 Vehicles?

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Are Honda and Acura recalling 772,000 vehicles because of faulty Takata airbags? Per a report in the International Business Times, as well as several other notable publications, that is the case, and it adds yet another chapter to the Takata airbag saga.

What’s Wrong with the Airbags in Honda and Acura Vehicles?

Per the report in IBT, Honda first began recalling vehicles containing Takata airbags in 2014. This latest recall is an expansion of the one in 2014. Vehicles with defective Takata airbags pose a danger to drivers and passengers because the inflators in the airbags can spray shrapnel at automobile occupants when they are deployed during a crash. Reportedly, defective Takata airbags have so far led to over 150 injuries and 10 deaths in the US and 16 deaths and 180 injuries worldwide. Honda and Acura models that are a part of the recall expansion include:

  • 2005-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2007-2012 Honda Fit
  • 2005-2012 Acura RL
  • 2010-2012 Acura ZDX
  • 2008-2012 Honda Accord
  • 2009-2012 Acura TSX
  • 2006-2011 Honda Civic
  • 2010-2012 Honda Insight
  • 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon
  • 2010-2012 Honda Crosstour
  • 2012 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2005-2012 Honda CR-V
  • 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2005-2011 Honda Element
  • 2005-2012 Honda Pilot

What Can Car Owners Do to Hold Vehicle Manufacturers Responsible for Auto Defects?

If an auto defect leads to a driver or passenger’s injury or death, injury victims or the families of fatal accident victims may have the option of filing a product liability or wrongful death claim. Pursuing a product defect or wrongful death claim enables victims and their families to hold negligent carmakers accountable for their injuries or the loss of loved ones due to an auto part defect, including securing financial help for medical bills, loss of income, physical therapy and funeral expenses.