Greensburg, IN—Honda is recalling 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially deadly airbag inflators, completing it’s required recalls six months ahead of schedule, the automaker said Friday.
When the latest recall is done, Honda says it will have recalled or accounted for 22.6 million inflators in about 12.9 million vehicles.
Takata inflators can explode with too much force and blow apart a metal canister, spewing shrapnel. Twenty-four people have been killed and hundreds injured by the inflators worldwide. Honda was Takata’s largest customer.
The recalls include many Honda and Acura models from 2003 through 2015. All received replacement inflators made by Takata before February 2017 and were scheduled to be recalled a second time to replace those with inflators made by another company.
Owners will be notified by letters starting in mid-August, and Honda is urging people to schedule repairs as soon as possible.
Affected Honda models include:
Acura models include: