Vehicles being recalled due to faulty airbags
Some 2001-2003 Hondas and Acuras include dangerous airbags
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) — Honda issued “do not drive” warnings for some of their vehicles, according to Tennessee’s attorney general. Over 8,000 vehicles are equipped with unrepaired airbag inflators.
The Takata Alpha airbag inflators are on the driver’s side of the vehicles.
The Department of Consumer Affairs urges anyone with these vehicles to stop driving them as they complete a recall.
The airbags equipped in these vehicles have a 50% failure rate. Officials say choosing not to drive these vehicles could be lifesaving.
Additionally, the inflators could rupture, shooting metal fragments toward the driver’s face. The faulty airbags could be lethal, or cause life-altering injuries, according to the officials.
Those being recalled include some 2001 to 2003 Acura and Honda vehicles.
Officials say replacement parts are available free of charge.
Here, you can check if your vehicle falls under the recall.
Vehicle models with Alpha airbags include:
- 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
Acura/Honda Customer Service may be reached at 888-234-2138 or by visiting their Takata website.