Honda is recalling at least 1.4 million cars, including Acura models, due to a defect in front passenger-side airbags.
Over a million Honda and Acura models are being recalled in order for the companies to replace Takata airbag inflators. Separately, Honda is recalling about 200,000 additional autos due to software glitches involving rear cameras.
Honda and Acura owners can checking whether their vehicles are on the list using this website.
Another website devoted to the airbag recall and operated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration further details why the Takata recall is so vital for consumers. If exposed to prolonged high heat and humidity, the Takata airbags may expFortulode during a crash.
Worldwide, 23 people have been killed by the exploding airbags, and at least 180 people have been injured by the faulty airbags, which can send metal parts spraying through the car’s interior when the defective inflators overheat and explode.