• Excluding vehicles also subject to prior Takata inflator recalls, approximately 298,613 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in Canada will be included in an expanded recall calling for the free replacement of non-desiccated Takata front passenger airbag inflators
• A total of approximately 428,641 vehicles, including those also subject to prior recalls, will be affected by this action
• 260 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles with optional airbags installed will also be recalled to replace Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator modules
Markham, ON – January 11, 2017 – In conjunction with the second phase of planned recalls in the U.S. first announced by NHTSA in May 2016 based on recent Defect Information Reports (17E-001, 17E-002, and 17E-003) from the airbag inflator supplier Takata, Honda has decided to also conduct recalls in Canada covering approximately 428,641 Honda and Acura automobiles to replace, free of charge to vehicle owners, Takata passenger front airbag inflators which do not contain a moisture absorbing desiccant. Excluding any vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 298,613 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in Canada will become subject to recall as a result of this action.
No new driver front airbag inflators in Honda or Acura automobiles will be subject to recall in this action, as all potentially affected driver inflators are already subject to prior recalls. However, some vehicles previously repaired under earlier driver front inflator recalls will now require replacement of those vehicles’ passenger front inflators under this new action.
In addition, 260 Honda Gold Wing Airbag motorcycles from the 2007-2008 model years will be recalled to replace their Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator modules. There have been no Takata airbag inflator ruptures involving Honda motorcycles globally. For more information about the history of Honda motorcycle airbags, please visit http://world.honda.com/MotorcycleAirbag/history/
Honda is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer for repair as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in February 2017. Additionally, owners of these vehicles can determine if their vehicles will require recall service by going to www.honda.ca/recalls or by calling 1-877-445-7754 for Honda automobiles or www.acura.ca/recalls or by calling 1-877-445-9844 for Acura automobiles. Motorcycle customers can currently search at motorcycle.honda.ca/safety/recalls or they can call 1-877-445-7754 for Honda motorcycle recall information.
With this new action, a total of approximately 1,264,547 Honda and Acura automobiles have been or now are subject to recall for replacement of a Takata driver and/or passenger front airbag inflator in Canada, with approximately 260 Honda motorcycles subject to recall for the replacement of the Takata airbag inflator module.
Automobile models and model years included in this expansion of the Takata non-desiccated passenger front inflator recall (certain specific vehicles only):
• 2006-2008 Acura CSX
• 2005-2006 Acura MDX
• 2005-2008 Acura RL
• 2008 Honda Accord
• 2006-2008 Honda Civic
• 2005-2008 Honda CR-V
• 2005-2008 Honda Element
• 2007-2008 Honda Fit
• 2005-2008 Honda Pilot
• 2006-2008 Honda Ridgeline
Motorcycle models and model years included in this expansion of the Takata non-desiccated airbag inflator recall (certain specific vehicles only):
• 2007-2008 Honda Gold Wing Airbag