The Takata airbag recall affects millions of Honda and Acura cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles, with years ranging from 2001 through some early 2016 production models.
Knowing what year Hondas are affected by the airbag recall can help keep you and your family safe.
Which Honda Models Are on the Recall List?
The earliest and most urgent recalls affect Honda and Acura (owned by Honda) vehicles produced between 2001 and 2003. These airbags included “alpha inflators,” which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) AND Takata found to have a fracture rate as high as 50 percent. As of March 2018, the Honda and Acura models on the urgent recall list include:
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord;
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic;
- 2002 Honda CR-V;
- 2002 Honda Odyssey;
- 2003 Honda Pilot;
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2TL; and
- 2003 Acura 3.2CL.
Newer inflators can also cause serious injuries if they fracture when the airbag deploys. As of March 2018, these recalls, which cover Hondas and Acuras made between 2001 and 2016, include:
- 2001-2012 Honda Accord;
- 2001-2011 Honda Civic;
- 2003-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid;
- 2001-2011 Honda Civic NGV;
- 2010-2015 Honda Crosstour;
- 2002-2011 Honda CR-V;
- 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z;
- 2003-2011 Honda Element;
- 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity;
- 2007-2013 Honda Fit;
- 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV;
- 2010-2014 Honda Insight;
- 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey;
- 2003-2015 Honda Pilot; and
- 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline.
- 2013-2016 Acura ILX
- 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid
- 2003-2006 Acura MDX
- 2007-2016 Acura RDX
- 2005-2012 Acura RL
- 2009-2014 Acura TL
- 2009-2014 Acura TSX
- 2010-2013 Acura ZDX
What If There Is a Recall on My Honda?
If your Honda is on the list of recalled vehicles, you can get your airbag replaced at any authorized Honda or Acura dealership service center for free. You may also qualify for a free rental car to use while your car is in the shop, or until the dealership has the parts in stock to complete your replacement.
In addition, you may be eligible to file a claim to recover some out-of-pocket costs resulting from this recall, thanks to a settlement agreement in a class action case against the automaker. This could include compensation for:
- The cost of a rental car;
- Lost wages because of the replacement;
- Childcare during the replacement; and
- Other expenses directly related to the recall.
What Makes Takata Airbags Dangerous?
Numerous injuries and deaths prompted the recall of these airbags. The metal inflators inside the airbags can fracture during deployment, sending shrapnel flying through the inside of the car. When these metal fragments strike the driver or passengers, serious injuries or death can result. If your vehicle has these airbags, it is essential you get them replaced as soon as possible.
How Can I Discuss My Airbag Injuries or Recall Concerns with an Attorney for Free?
If you suffered an injury from flying debris in a crash where your Honda airbag deployed, you may have a valid claim against Takata and the automaker.
Newsome Melton can help you understand if you have a viable case. Call us today at 888-808-5977 for a free case evaluation.