Honda Repeats Takata Airbag Recall for 1.1 Million Vehicles

March 12, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Honda Motor Co. says it will again recall 1.1 million of its Honda and Acura brand vehicles in the U.S. to replace explosion-prone airbag inflators made by Takata Corp.

The campaign, which will begin in early April, involves vehicles whose driver-side frontal airbag inflators were replaced in a previous recall.

Honda says those replacement devices, which also were made by Takata, are defective too. The new recall will use inflators made by other suppliers.

Affected Acura models are certain:

  • CL large sedans (3.2-liter engine, 2003)
  • TL midsize sedans (3.2-liter engine, 2002-2003 model years)
  • TL midsize sedans (2004-2006 and 2009-2014)
  • ILX compact sport sedans (2013-2016)
  • MDX midsize crossovers (2003-2006)
  • RDX compact crossovers (2007-2016)
  • ZDX midsize crossovers (2010-2013)

Affected Honda-brand vehicles are certain:

  • Accord midsize sedan (2001-2007 and 2009)
  • Civic compact sedans (2001-2005)
  • CR-V small crossover (2002-2007 and 2010-2011)
  • Element MPV (2003-2011)
  • Fit 5-door hatch (2007)
  • Odyssey minivan (2002-2004)
  • Ridgeline pickup truck (2006-2014)

Honda says it has recalled about 21 million Takata inflators in 12.9 million vehicles in the U.S. Owners can determine the status of their vehicles at and or by calling (888) 234-2138.