July 1 , 2016 | Car Accidents
Federal safety regulators have issued a warning to owners of more than 300,000 Hondas and Acuras regarding the safety of the airbags in th vehicles. The federal safety regulators warn that the owners of these vehicles should not drive them until their Takata airbags are replaced.
The NHTSA has done tests that show that the Takata airbags in the recalled vehicles have a vastly higher risk of exploding and killing those who are sitting in the front seats of the car. The risk of the airbages exploding in the recalled cars is greater than 50%, while other Takata airbags have smaller than 1% risk of exploding.
The group of cars that have recently been recalled is a small set of cars with Takata airbags that have already been recalled. In the United States alone, almost 70 million airbags have been or will be recalled according to NHTSA. The replacement of all the airbags will not be complete until 2019 because some of the replacement parts are not immediately available.
The risk that these airbags pose is severe. It is critical that the airbags be replaced to avoid more deaths and severe injuries.
The car models identified by the NHTSA are: 2001-2002 Honda Civic, 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura CL and 2003 Honda Pilot.
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