The 4th phase of Honda’s Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month. Honda says it
has made a lot of progress with existing recall repairs because plenty of replace airbag inflators are available. The 77.7 percent completion rate out of nearly 13 million recalled vehicles has allowed Honda to issue the recall now instead of waiting until December.An automaker that’s actually ahead of schedule on a recall? What world is this?
About 341,000 Honda Accords with Continental Automotive System airbags have been recalled.
Honda says the 2008-2010 Honda Accords have airbags that can fail to deploy in a crash, something that has so far caused two injuries. Continental told Honda the problem is a defect in the electronic control unit of supplemental restraint system (SRS), all caused by moisture and corrosion.
If your fire extinguisher shot out liquid propane when you needed to put out a flame, you’d be surprised. If your door lock opened in the middle of the night just because it was windy out, you’d be confused. It’s scary when the things that are supposed to protect you fail.
The investigation into the 2008 Accord's overly sensitive airbags has been upgraded to an engineering anaylsis. The investigation found 293 reports of people shutting the doors and triggering the driver-side or passenger-side side curtain air bag, and even the side seat-mounted torso air bag. NHTSA found 14 people who allegedly were injured because of the air bags.
If you own a 2008 Accord you might want to think twice about slamming the doors. An investigation has been opened into claims that the airbags will deploy when the door is shut with any force. From CarComplaints.com: