Car accidents are scary enough, but when safety items intended to protect drivers and passengers of motor vehicles when an accident occurs do not work as they should, accidents can be even scarier. One part of motor vehicles, which is designed to help keep the vehicle’s occupants safe, are the airbags. Over the last several years, airbags have been at the center of various recalls. Recently, the automaker, Honda, issued a recall regarding airbags in some of their vehicles.
Honda has issued the recall for 1.4 million of its cars throughout the United States. Honda is issuing this recall to try to get ahead of the government required recall of the airbags. The United States government has mandated a schedule of recalls on the airbags.
The airbags which were used in the vehicles were made by the Japanese company, Takata, and have been the subject of massive recalls. Thus far, the recalls of the airbags cover 37 million vehicles and 50 million airbag inflators.
If you own a Honda that has been affected by the Takata airbag recall, you are urged to schedule a repair with an authorized dealership. The dealerships will replace the front passenger airbag inflators, which will make the vehicles safer. Honda has reported that it is ahead of the government mandated schedule with 77 percent of the vehicles with the recalled airbags being recalled.
If you own a vehicle with recalled airbags, you should get the vehicle repaired as soon as possible. In the unfortunate event of a crash, you want all of the safety features in your vehicle to work as well as possible to help keep you and your passengers safe. If you are unsure if your vehicle is included in the recall, you can check the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administrations website for active recalls on your vehicle.