The Takata airbag recall has had a far-reaching impact, affecting millions of drivers across Canada. While many automakers are impacted, Honda is taking an extra precautionary step to ensure driver safety. That is why the company is recalling approximately 700,000 Honda vehicles in Canada through what is being called the “Safety Improvement Campaign.” These faulty Takata airbags are installed in 2001-2010 models, which makes up a very large group of vehicles on the road today. If you’ve heard about the recall and asked, “Is my Honda part of the Takata airbag recall?” it’s important you find out so you can have replacement airbags installed as soon as possible.
The easiest way to find out if your vehicle is part of the Takata airbag recall is to enter your VIN using the Honda recall checker. In fact, any time there is a major automotive recall, you should use this tool to determine if your vehicle is involved. Vehicle recalls are designed to ensure your car is providing you a safe driving experience, and they are nothing to to take lightly. If your Honda is part of the Takata airbag recall, or any other recall, schedule service with Wheaton Honda immediately.
Here is a list of Honda models in Canada involved in the Takata airbag recall:
- 2001-2007 Honda Accord with 4-cylinder engines
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord with V6 engines
- 2001-2005 Honda Civic
- 2002-2006 Honda CR-V
- 2003-2010 Honda Element
- 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
- 2003-2007 Honda Pilot
- 2006 Honda Ridgeline
Why are Takata Airbags being recalled?
The defect found in Takata airbags that is causing the massive recall deals with overly aggressive airbag combustion that can harm vehicle occupants. The airbag propellant used in Takata airbags may deteriorate over time, especially in high-humidity areas, creating too much internal pressure. That excessive pressure can rupture the airbag, allowing metal shards from the inside of the airbag to shoot at passengers.
Clearly, this is a very serious issue and one you should not take lightly. If your vehicle is part of the Takata Airbag recall, get in touch with Wheaton Honda immediately and let us help you through the recall process.