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Toyota and Honda Add More than One Million Vehicles to Airbag Recall List

Jason Reese

Synopsis

  • We have been following the Takata Air Bag disaster since it hit in 2013 and have the newest update about yet another round of vehicles to add to the exhaustive list.
  • Now, Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. to replace those defective and potentially deadly air bag inflator and propellant devices.
  • The defective parts may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, shooting metal fragments into vehicle occupants. At least 20 people have died worldwide and more than 280 have been hurt from the product defect.
  • The latest recalls are part of the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history, with 19 automakers having to recall up to 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles.
  • Automakers remain responsible for the safety of their vehicles, and most have been supporting the recalls even though repairs are expected to continue through the end of the decade.
  • We have the full list of the new recalled vehicles on today’s blog, but additional air bags are scheduled to be recalled thru December 2019. Stay connected with us for future updates.

Takata Air Bag Inflator Recall List Keep Growing

As of January 2018, Toyota and Honda are recalling more than 1 million additional vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective and potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators that could put people all over the world, including drivers right here in Indiana, at risk of death or major injury.

According to Consumer Affairs, “At the heart of the problem is the airbag’s inflator, a metal cartridge loaded with propellant wafers, which in some cases has ignited with explosive force. If the inflator housing ruptures in a crash, metal shards from the airbag can be sprayed throughout the passenger cabin—a potentially disastrous outcome from a supposedly life-saving device.”

The Takata Air Bag recall is the largest series of automotive recalls in U.S. history. At this stage, 19 automakers have recalled 69 million inflators in 42 million vehicles. At least 20 people have died worldwide and more than 280 have been hurt.

Review the New Recalled Vehicle List

The full “current” list of recalled vehicles can be found on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website but here is a general overview of the Toyota and Honda vehicles.

Toyota says it is recalling an additional 601,000 vehicles in the U.S. Owners will be notified by March so dealers can replace inflators or air bag assemblies.

Toyota’s recall includes:

  • Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Scion xB, Lexus IS 250 and 350 and Lexus IS-F from the 2009, 2010 and 2013 model years.
  • Toyota 4-Runner, Lexus IS 250C and 350C and Lexus GX 460 from the 2010 and 2013 model years.
  • Toyota Yaris and Lexus ES 350 from the 2009 and 2010 model years.
  • Toyota Sienna from the 2013 model year.

Honda is recalling an additional 465,000 vehicles and 960 Gold Wing motorcycles in the U.S. and plans to notify owners by late February but owners can get replacement passenger front air bags starting immediately.

The Honda recall covers:

  • Acura RL and Honda Accord from the 2009-2012 model years.
  • Acura TSX, Honda Fit, Honda Ridgeline and Honda Pilot from the 2009-2013 model years.
  • Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Element from the 2009-2011 model years.
  • Honda Crosstour, Honda Insight and Acura ZDX from the 2010-2013 model years.

In 2015, Takata was the recipient of the largest-ever civil penalty imposed by the NHTSA for violations of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act. The deadly defect brought a major criminal conviction and penalty against the Japanese company and has since forced Takata into bankruptcy protection.

Car Accident Injury Due to Faulty Airbag or Auto Part?

Wagner Reese attorneys are experienced with car accidents and product liability. If you believe a faulty airbag or other auto part caused your injury, contact us at (888) 204-8440 to schedule an appointment or use our confidential contact form.

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