NHTSA to Honda Owners: Stop Driving Immediately

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) makes a lot of announcements, but here’s one thing you’ll rarely hear from them: a plea to stop driving your car. Immediately.

NHTSA says based on new testing of Takata airbag inflators, 313,000 older vehicles have a 50 percent chance of experiencing ruptures of the inflators during the deployment of the airbags.

A FIFTY percent chance. That’s about 49.999999% too high.

The vehicles in question were recalled for this problem between 2008 and 2011, but data shows that 30% have still not been repaired:

  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • 2003 Acura CL
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL

Own one? The Takata problem is no laughing matter. This is a dangerous — and in some cases, deadly — defect. Parts are limited, but you’ll get top priority. Don’t delay on this fix.

Already have the repair? It’s best to call your dealership just to make sure. Then take a moment to spread the word to anyone else you know who drives one.