Honda Recalls More Than 2.2 Million Cars Over Faulty Takata Airbags – NBC News


Honda now says it will recall more than 2.2 million vehicles due to faulty Takata airbags, about 500,000 more than was originally reported on Wednesday. And the maker says a separate airbag defect will force it to recall 341,000 more vehicles.

All told, the problem with Takata airbag inflators will have forced Honda and its Acura luxury brand to recall 8.51 million vehicles, more than any other manufacturer. But the defect — which can cause airbags to over-inflate and spew shrapnel into the passenger compartment — has now forced the recall of more than 20 million vehicles by at least 10 manufacturers in the U.S. alone.

Continental followed Honda’s lead on Thursday, recalling 5 million vehicles due to the airbag controller defect.

The second recall involves the popular Honda Accord sedan. Older models can experience a failure of their airbag control units, which means the supplemental restraint system, or SRS, may not deploy in a crash. A number of other manufacturers are affected by this problem, as well.

Source: Honda Recalls More Than 2.2 Million Cars Over Faulty Takata Airbags – NBC News

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