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What should I do about the Driver's Airbag Inflator Recall?

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TitleWhat should I do about the Driver's Airbag Inflator Recall?
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You may have received a recall notice for your driver’s front airbag inflator. This recall is urgent and the repair should be done immediately. You can contact your local Honda dealership to schedule an appointment for the repair. Honda recommends that you do this as soon as possible.

The airbag inflator contains a propellant that rapidly generates the gas that inflates the airbag cushion in a crash. In certain vehicles, the driver’s airbag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure during airbag deployment. If an affected airbag deploys, the increased internal pressure may cause the inflator casing to rupture. Metal fragments could pass through the airbag cushion material, possibly causing injury or fatality to vehicle occupants.

There are particularly high-risk driver’s airbag inflators, called “Alpha” inflators, that have a very high rupture rate. Alpha inflators include certain 2001 to 2003 model vehicles. If you own one of these vehicles, Honda recommends that you immediately take it to the dealer for repair and don’t otherwise drive it.

Approximately 11.9 million Honda and Acura vehicles are affected by the driver’s and passenger’s airbag inflator recalls. Honda is taking every effort to keep customers informed about this recall, including mailers, phone calls, e-mails, text messages, advertising, and door-to-door canvassing. We are here to support you in getting this recall repair completed right away.

Some important things to note about the Takata Driver’s Airbag Inflator Recall:
  • The defect could kill or seriously injure the driver of your vehicle
  • All repairs will be completed free of charge at your local Honda dealership
  • Replacement parts are available for all recalled Honda vehicles
  • You can get a free rental vehicle while your vehicle is being repaired

If you have not received a recall notice and would like to inquire if your vehicle is affected, please collect your VIN and visit http://recalls.honda.com or call 1-888-234-2138. Honda hopes you will take this matter seriously, as we are dedicated to preserving your safety in your Honda vehicle. 
 
 

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