More Takata Airbags Recalled

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Scott McCracken
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An additional 104,000 vehicles are joining the growing list of Honda cars with dangerous Takata airbag inflators. Owners will need to have their car's driver-side inflators replaced. This includes the 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, and 2008 Pilot. Honda hasn't said when the recall will begin, but the moment it does you **need to get your airbags serviced.

This is a very dangerous problem that demands attention. Concerned owners with questions can contact Honda customer service at 800-999-1009.

About the Takata Airbag Inflators

Airbag inflators are metal canisters with compressed gas that deploy the airbag during an accident. Takata's inflators are defective and have a nasty tendency of rupturing while deploying. That means in addition to the airbag shooting out, you'll also have sharp, metal shards flying throughout the cabin.

These shards are extremely dangerous and have tragically led to a number of deaths including the recent death of a Texas Accord owner who was involved in a simple fender bender.

Takata says it is still trying to find the root cause of the problem, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is tired of waiting. The safety agency has been fining Takata $14,000 a day while they wait for answers. It should be noted that Honda has been cooperating and is even looking for new airbag inflator manufacturers to get replacement parts faster.

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Which Honda Vehicles Have Dangerous 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).

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