The recalls of airbags made by the now defunct Takata continues. Not only are Honda automobiles being recalled, but so are Honda Goldwing motorcycles, meaning that more than one million vehicles have been recalled since 2008, making it the largest recall in automotive manufacturing history.
It was almost a year ago that I initially blogged about this issue. That blog was published on January 25, 2017, and yet, here we are till this day. Follow this link for the initial posting.
Now, the recall includes 2016 Honda Goldwings and Honda intends to notify owners in writing beginning in February. Honda is expected to recall 960 Goldwings.
The new recalls will affect nineteen automakers and up to forty-two million vehicles. Takata’s actions resulted in heavy fines forcing the company into bankruptcy as well as criminal charges and convictions.
The latest recall includes the following vehicles:
- Toyota Corolla, Toyota Matrix, Scion xB, Lexus IS 250 and 350 and Lexus IS-F from 2009, 2010 and 2013 model years.
- Toyota 4-Runner, Lexus IS 250C and 350C and Lexus GX 460 from the 2010 and 2013 model years.
- Toyota Yaris and Lexus ES 350 from the 2009 and 2010 model years.
- Toyota Sienna from the 2013 model year.
Recalls for Honda include the following vehicles:
- Acura RL, Honda Accord (2009-2012).
- Acura TSX, Honda Fit, Honda Ridgeline and Honda Pilot (2009-2013).
- Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Element (2009-2011).
- Honda Crosstour, Honda Insight, Acura ZDX (2010-2013)
- Acura TSX (2011-2013).
- Honda FCX Clarity, Honda Fit EV (2013).
- GoldWings with optional air bags (2009-2016).
To check for any other vehicle recalls, you could always check the government’s website, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Association for up to date recalls. Follow that link here.
There is no cost to you to replace the airbag or any other part related to an air-bag, so to err on the side of caution, call your local car or motorcycle dealer and schedule your appointment.
For prior motorcycle blogs, click this link.