Over 300,000 Older Acuras and Hondas Should Not Be Driven For One Dangerous Fault

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According to recent stats, at least 20-percent on US roads have or had faulty Takata airbags installed in them from the factory. Honda is amongst one of the 22 auto manufacturers that have been vastly affected by the recall. Now the federal government is telling owners of over 300,000 Acuras and Hondas to stop driving their cars immediately.

The Takata recall was initiated after it was found out that the airbags contained defective inflators that cause explosions that project dangerous shrapnel towards the driver and passengers. In this particular case, the airbags have a 50-percent chance of exploding when deployed versus one-percent of airbags made from other manufacturers according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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CNN reports that cars in humid environments such as coastal areas and the southeast, in general, are at a greater risk of explosion than those in dry temperate location. Additionally, the defective airbags are responsible for at least 10 deaths in the united states and that eight of those deaths involved the particular model in Thursday’s warning which mentioned the Hondas and Acuras.

Here is a list of the affected models identified by the NHTSA:

2001-2002 Honda Civic

2001-2002 Honda Accord

2002-2003 Acura TL

2002 Honda CR-V

2002 Honda Odyssey

2003 Acura CL

2003 Honda Pilot

Honda has all of the replacement parts and capabilities to replace the airbags in the vehicles listed above. It is estimated that it could take until 2019 for all the defective airbags to be replaced, across all auto manufacturers. Until people can get their car’s serviced it is recommended by both Takata and the government they stop driving them and find alternate forms of transportation.

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