honda recalls 1.2m more vehicles with dangerous takata air bags
A Takada airbag inflator, once considered safe, is now under review because a Maryland crash and explosion injured the driver of a Honda minivan.
The incident forced Honda to recall about one vehicle on Tuesday.
From 2 million years 2016 North America and Central America have 2001 a car is not including in Takata recall of a lot of air bag in these air bag can will shrapnel into passengers car.
Takada used ammonium nitrate in a collision to make small explosions and inflate air bags.
But when exposed to high temperatures and humidity, the chemicals deteriorate and blow away the metal cans and spray shrapnel.
The company\'s inflator has killed at least 23 people and injured hundreds.
The inflator recalled on Tuesday contains moisture
An absorbing chemical known as desiccant, which is added to keep the ammonium stable.
They are considered safe and never part of a broader recall.
Under the recall, which began in 2014, they were even used to replace the old inflators.
But Honda and AmericaS.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a crash occurred on January.
On the 19 th, 2018 vehicles involving 2004 Honda Odyssey launched an investigation and a recall on Tuesday after investigators found the driver\'s airbag inflator cracked.
Honda said the investigation determined that the inflator produced by Takada at the Monclova factory in Mexico was faulty due to manufacturing defects.
The driver hurt his arm.
It is not clear how many Takata inflators with desiccant have been used by other automakers.
Government highway safety regulator NHTSA said in a statement on Tuesday that it believes the safety defect of Honda airbags is isolated from manufacturing problems in Mexico.
The recall is mainly for some Honda and Acura models in the United States. S. and Canada.
Including 2001 to 2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001 to 2005 Civic, 2002 to 2007 and 2010 and 2011 CR-
V. elements from 2003 to 2011, 2007 fit, Odyssey from 2002 to 2004, pilot from 2003 to 2008 and Ridgeline pickup from 2006 to 2014.
Also includes a certain 2003 ac Song 3.
2CL cars, as well as ILX from 2013 to 2016, MDX from 2003 to 2006, heisuo from 2007 to 2016, 3 from 2002 to 2003.
2TL, 2004 to 2006 and 2009 to 2014 TL and 2010 to 2013 ZDX.
NHTSA says not all vehicles that accept replacement of air bag inflators are affected.
Some manufacturers offer safe replacement parts.
The agency urges owners to enter their 17-
The digital vehicle identification number on the NHTSA website Honda Canada website also allows owners to view the VIN of their vehicles through Honda. ca/recalls.
Honda said in a statement that it will notify the owner by mail in early April, but in addition to Takada, the manufacturer\'s replacement parts can start the recall immediately.
Honda Motor offers free rental cars when repairing vehicles.
NHTSA\'s investigation of Takata airbag inflators is still under way.
Under the terms of the agreement with the agency, Takada must prove the inflator with moisture by the end of this year
It is safe to absorb chemicals, otherwise they must all be recalled.
Takada recall is the largest car recall series in the United States. S.
History, as many as 70 million inflators will be recalled by the end of next year.
About 100 million inflators will be recalled worldwide.