Honda addresses more than a million vehicles for new recall

Tokyo, Japan — June 18, 2015 —Honda (NYSE:HMC) is recalling over 3.4 million vehicles to replace dangerous passenger-side front airbags that could explode, injuring vehicle occupants. The recall includes the following models:

  • 2003 Acura MDX
  • 2003-2007 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2005 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2004 Honda Civic GX
  • 2003-2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2002-2004 Honda CR-V
  • 2003 Honda Element
  • 2002-2003 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot

Recall summary

Honda is expanding recalls of Takata airbags over concerns related to rupturing airbag inflators. In the case of a rupture, the explosion could hurl shrapnel at vehicle occupants, potentially maiming or killing them.

As this blog noted previously, Honda vehicles were recently linked to another user death from exploding airbag inflator shrapnel, this one the seventh overall. It took place in a Civic driven in Louisiana and have contributed to the growing amount of associated incidents between the massive Takata recall and the manufacturer.

The repair

Honda will notify owners that their vehicle has been recalled, and dealers will replace the airbag inflator for free. The recall will launch on July 1, 2015.

Is your vehicle part of the recall?

Over 3.4 million vehicles were originally part of this recall. As of April 9, 2021 – the last date information was available – 2,597,364 airbags had been replaced. To see if your car still needs to be repaired, use MotorSafety’s free lookup tool.

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