The recall returns – Takata airbag fiasco

Previously we reported to our readers on the whole Takata Airbag disaster which has affected millions of vehicles worldwide. In case you are not aware of the situation then it goes like this; Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion and fills airbags quickly in a crash. However, the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to high humidity and temperatures causing it to burn too fast. Which then blows apart a metal canister and firing potential shrapnels into the occupants. As a result, 20 people have been killed and more than 180 injured due to the Takata airbags. And this is definitely not how an airbag should work.

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And now once again, both Toyota and Honda are recalling around one million Takata equipped vehicles. Toyota is recalling over 600,000 vehicles, whereas Honda is recalling 465,000 vehicles as well as 960 Gold Wing motorcycles in the US.

In Pakistan, Honda Atlas has already recalled affected vehicles multiple times.

The list of recalled cars includes both Toyota and Honda.

Toyota cars:

  • Scion xB (2009, 2010 and 2013 model years)
  • Toyota Corolla (2009, 2010 and 2013)
  • Toyota Corolla Matrix (2009, 2010 and 2013)
  • Toyota Yaris (2009 and 2010)
  • Toyota 4Runner (2010 and 2013)
  • Toyota Sienna (2013)
  • Lexus IS250/350 (2009, 2010 and 2013)
  • Lexus IS250C/350C (2010 and 2013)
  • Lexus IS-F (2009, 2010 and 2013)
  • Lexus ES350 (2009 and 2010)
  • Lexus GX460 (2010 and 2013)

Honda vehicles:

  • Acura RL (2009-2012 model years)
  • Acura TSX (2009-2013)
  • Acura TSX Wagon (2011-2013)
  • Acura ZDX (2010-2013)
  • Honda Accord (2009-2012)
  • Honda Crosstour (2010-2013)
  • Honda Civic (2009-2011)
  • Honda CR-V (2009-2011)
  • Honda Element (2009-2011)
  • Honda FCX Clarity (2013)
  • Honda Fit (2009-2013)
  • Honda Fit EV (2013)
  • Honda Insight (2010-2013)
  • Honda Pilot (2009-2013)
  • Honda Ridgeline (2009-2013)

The new recalls come after Takata revealed that another 3.3 million inflators are defective. Both Toyota and Honda will notify their affected customers by mail before March 2018. The owners will then get a free replacement of the airbag assembly.

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Awais Yousaf

I'm a crazy car guy. I want an aeroplane hangar full of cars. Is that too much to ask for?

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  1. capsat says:

    Be specific if this is also applicable in Pakistan or only in Left hand drive vehicles

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