Owners of Honda and Acura are warned to stop driving such cars for the now due to recent report that airbags in those cars put its drivers and passengers at risk.
The airbags in such cars have been said to explode when deployed and this has resulted in three hundred thousand Hondas and Acuras recalled because their airbags could EXPLODE!
Some 29 million Takata airbags have already been recalled worldwide due to the exploding-airbag defect, which has been linked to 10 deaths in the US and 13 worldwide, as well as scores of injuries.
Honda has repaired more than 70 per cent of the vehicles in this group, but some 313,000 cars remain unrepaired, regulators at the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Thursday.
After a research was carried out the most defective airbags were found in the following Honda-made models: 2001-2002 Honda Civic, 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura CL and 2003 Honda Pilot.
The NHTSA said eight of 10 confirmed fatalities in the US due to Takata ruptures were from this group of vehicles.
‘The airbag inflators in this particular group of vehicles pose a grave danger to drivers and passengers that must be fixed right away,’ said NHTSA administrator Mark Rosekind.
‘Drivers should visit SaferCar.gov or contact their local dealer to check whether their vehicle is affected.
‘If it is, they should have the vehicle repaired immediately for free at an authorized dealer.’
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Describing the hazard in these vehicles as ‘grave,’ the NHTSA said the risk was greatest in hot and humid regions like Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast.
After all had been said the CEO of Takata had to say that he would resign so that the auto parts supplier could move ahead in dealing with its multi-billion dollar airbag recall.
Takata, one of the world’s largest suppliers of auto safety equipment, has been searching for a financial backer to help it overhaul the business and carry ballooning costs.