Honda Recalling 2.2 Million Vehicles
Honda is recalling 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles because the driver's air bag inflators made by Takata can explode and hurl shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
This recall is a big chunk of the 5 million additional vehicles to be repaired for Takata inflator problems that U.S. safety regulators announced last month.
The Honda recall includes older model years dating back to 2005, but also has some newer vehicles from as recently as the 2015 and 2016 model years.
The recall brings the number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. due to Takata inflator problems to about 24 million. As a result of the problems, at least 11 deaths and 139 injuries worldwide have been attributed to the faulty inflators.
Affected models include some 2007 through 2011 Honda CR-Vs, 2005-2012 Acura RLs, 2007 to 2016 Acura RDXs including early production 2016 models, 2007 to 2014 Honda Ridgelines, 2009 to 2014 Honda Fits, 2009 to 2014 Acura TLs, 2010 to 2014 Honda FCX Claritys, 2010 to 2014 Honda Insights, 2010 to 2013 Acura ZDXs, 2011 to 2015 Honda CR-Zs and the 2013 to 2016 Acura ILX including early production 2016 vehicles.