Honda and Acura have issued notices in the United States asking 8,200 owners of their older 2001-2003 vehicles to stop driving them until they replace their problematic Takata airbags.
Honda says the vehicles have Takata “Alpha” generation airbags that can fail up to 50 percent of the time, causing potentially fatal injuries to occupants.
The Honda and Acura models affected by the announcement are:
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Honda Pilot
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
- 2003 Acura 3.2 CL
In its announcement, the company says:
About 8,200 Honda and Acura vehicles with the most dangerous airbags are still being driven today. Honda has replaced more than 99% of Alpha airbags, but it is imperative that these remaining car owners take action now to protect themselves and their loved ones.
These cars are 20 to 22 years old now and the danger to the occupants of these cars is serious. Alpha airbags are some of the oldest recalls and have a 50% failure rate. If this happens, pieces of metal fly towards the driver’s face and can kill or seriously injure them, changing their life forever.