In humid states, Honda is adding hundreds of thousands of vehicles to a previously announced recalls for passenger air bags that has the potential to explode. This could send shards of metal in to passenger compartment and seriously injure or kill occupants in the vehicle. Honda Accord, Civic and CR-V has air bag systems that is manufactured by auto parts maker Takata Corporation.
This recall expansion by Honda came after NHTSA asked Honda to supply airbag recall information. Takata knew ten years ago that its air bags could explode with deadly force, but covered up the results of secret tests, The New York Times reports. The 13 Humid States and territories in the United States, where air bags propellant could burn too fast and potentially blow apart metal canisters will need to have the Honda vehicles replace its air bag canisters. The replacement canisters will potentailly take years to install. These Honda airbag canisters made by airbag maker Takata are like IED waiting to kill or, seriously injure, people.
Honda Airbag Recall Expansion Covers:
- 2003 to 2005 Accord
- 2001 to 2005 Civic
- 2002 to 2005 CR-V
- 2003 to 2004 Element
- 2002 to 2004 Odyssey
- 2003 to 2005 Pilot
- 2006 Ridgeline
- 2003 to 2005 Acura MDX
- 2005 Acura RL
13 Humid States and Territories Affected:
- South Carolina
- Puerto Rico
- the US Virgin Islands
- American Samoa
Honda acknowledges that this additional air bag recall decision was made after the consultation with Takata – the air bag parts maker and NHTSA.
The Tracy Firm on Takata Airbags Defects:
Takata Airbag Recall Lawyer E. Todd Tracy has tried many vehicle crashworthiness cases against Takata Corporation. Mr. Tracy is widely recognized as one of America’s best product liability lawyers. Todd is a Dallas attorney that maintains a national practice dedicated to handling vehicle safety issues. He has handled over 2,400 cases against every major vehicle, component part, and child seat manufacturer. He has tried 124 crashworthiness cases against many manufacturers. Mr. Tracy has handled cases all over the country in both federal and state jurisdictions, appearing pro hac vice in 42 states and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
We have been holding automotive parts manufacturers like Takata Corporation, liable and accountable for the negligence in manufacturing defective vehicle parts. We specialize in only handling vehicle safety defect cases causing serious personal injuries for more than 2 decades and all across the United States.