Honda was one of the manufacturers most affected by the massive global Takata Airbag Recalls and the car manufacturer has just given us an updated list of the models affected.
The Australian recalls are being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Australian owners of the following vehicles will be required to return their Honda vehicle to a dealership to have the passenger’s front SRS airbag inflator replaced, at no cost.
- 2006-2011 Honda Civic
- 2008-2011 Honda Accord
- 2007-2011 Honda Legend
- 2004-2008 Honda Odyssey
- 2003-2007 Honda Accord
- 2005-2006 Honda MDX
- 2009-2011 Honda Accord Euro
- 2009-2011 Honda City
- 2007, 2009-2011 Honda CR-V
- 2007, 2009-2011 Honda Jazz
- 2010-2011 YM Honda Insight
The recalls were initiated after it was found that the propellant wafers in some of the inflators may degrade over time, which could lead to over-aggressive combustion in the event the airbag is activated.
Overly aggressive combustion creates excessive internal pressure when the inflator is activated, which may cause the inflator body to rupture.
The ACCC warning that: In the event of an inflator rupture, metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material possible causing serious injury or fatality to vehicle occupants.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail.