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Honda and Acura vehicles need passenger-side Takata airbag inflators replaced.

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Honda Recalls 717,000 Vehicles For Takata Airbag Inflators
Honda and Acura vehicles need passenger-side Takata airbag inflators replaced.

— Honda is recalling about 717,000 more vehicles to replace Takata airbag inflators, with some of those vehicles already subject to prior airbag recalls.

The Takata airbag inflators are at risk of exploding due to the metal inflators that contain the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate. The chemical can become unstable due to heat, time and moisture, something that has already killed at least 21 people worldwide, most of those deaths occurring in Honda vehicles.

This latest recall involves passenger front airbag inflators that do not contain a dessicant, a drying agent to protect the ammonium nitrate from moisture.

  • 2011-2013 Acura TSX
  • 2011-2013 Acura TSX Sportswagon
  • 2011-2013 Acura ZDX
  • 2011-2013 Honda Accord
  • 2011-2013 Accord Crosstour
  • 2011-2013 Fit
  • 2011-2013 Insight
  • 2011-2013 Pilot
  • 2011 Honda Civic
  • 2011-2013 Civic NGV
  • 2011-2013 Civic Hybrid
  • 2011-2013 CR-V
  • 2013 Honda FCX Clarity
  • 2013 Honda Fit EV
  • 2011-2012 Acura RL
  • 2011 Honda Element
  • 2011-2013 Honda Ridgeline

The above vehicles are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in these "Zone A" states:

Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • 2010 Acura TSX
  • 2010 Acura ZDX
  • 2010 Honda Accord
  • 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • 2010 Honda Civic
  • 2010 Honda Civic NGV
  • 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2010 Honda CR-V
  • 2010 Honda Fit
  • 2010 Honda Insight
  • 2010 Honda Pilot
  • 2010 Acura RL
  • 2010 Honda Element
  • 2010 Honda Ridgeline

The above vehicles are recalled if they were sold or ever registered in these "Zone B" states:

Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Unless included in Zones A or B above, Honda is recalling the below vehicles in the following "Zone C" states:

  • 2009 Acura RL
  • 2009 Honda Element
  • 2009 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2009 Acura TSX
  • 2009 Honda Accord
  • 2009 Honda Civic
  • 2009 Honda Civic NGV
  • 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid
  • 2009 Honda CR-V
  • 2009 Honda Fit
  • 2009 Honda Pilot

"Zone C" states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

This is the first recall for about 465,000 of the vehicles, and the automaker has enough replacement inflators for all the vehicles it has recalled in the U.S. Honda has recalled about 17 million Takata airbag inflators in the U.S, with about 11.6 million already replaced.

Honda says no additional driver-side frontal airbag inflators will be subject to this latest action, but some vehicles previously repaired under earlier driver front inflator recalls will now require replacement of those vehicles' passenger front inflators.

Also included in this recall are about 960 model year 2009-2016 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles.

Honda and Acura will start mailing recall notices in February 2018 and customers are urged to immediately make dealer appointments. Vehicle owners with questions should call 888-234-2138, and motorcycle owners should call 866-784-1870.

CarComplaints.com has owner-reported complaints about the vehicles named in the airbag inflator recall.