TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Honda vehicles.Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- #4 cylinder has gone bad in the 2006 Ridgeline
- clear coat peeling in the 2008 Ridgeline
- radio light works when it wants to in the 2006 Ridgeline
- ac/heater will not come on in the 2008 Ridgeline
- tapping in engine in the 2006 Ridgeline
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (2006–2014) Ridgeline Key Numbers
Those replacement PSDI-5D Takata inflators that were supposedly safe? Now they're exploding too.
The desiccated replacements were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators for Exploding"
The 4th phase of Honda’s Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month.
Honda says itkeep reading article "The Next Phase of Honda’s Massive Takata Recall is Ahead of Schedule"
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?…
Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history. Honda is recalling 2.2 million vehicles with PSDI-5 Takata inflators.
You've probably heard about Takata by now. They're the ones responsible for airbag inflators that explode with too much force, sometimes sending metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. They're also the ones that have been linked to a number of deaths and injuries.
The good news here is that these particular inflators (PSDI-5) don't have the same history of rupturing. The bad news is replacement parts aren't expected to be available until later this year.
Needless to say, Takata isn't going to make anyone's holiday card list.keep reading article "PSDI-5 Takata Inflators Recalled in 2.2 Million Honda Vehicles"