Honda Canada Is Recalling 84,000 Cars That May Have Explosive Airbags - MTL Blog

Honda Canada Is Recalling 84,000 Cars That May Have Explosive Airbags

Several models are affected.

Honda, one of Canada's largest purveyors of automobiles, has just recalled more than 1.2 million vehicles across Canada, the United States, and Central America due to an airbag problem. Most models of Acura and Honda from 2001-2006 are on the recall list, released by Transport Canada. 

People all over Canada rely on their Hondas to get them from point A to point B. In fact, Honda is one of the largest Canadian car manufacturers, after General Motors. Over 700,000 Acura and Honda cars were manufactured in Canada in 2013. 

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TL;DR  Honda has recalled more than a million automobiles across Canada, the United States, and Central America due to faulty airbags that can explode and seriously hurt passengers. Click here for the total recall list. 

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The recall is for an airbag malfunction that causes airbags to explode. They've found this problem on both the driver's and passenger's side. The recall covers a lot of Honda and Acura models from 2001-2006. 

Recalls include the following models:

Honda Civic [2001 - 2005]
Honda Accord [2001 - 2007]
Honda CR-V [2002 - 2006] 
Honda Odyssey [2002 - 2004]
Honda Element [2003 - 2010]
Honda Pilot [2003 - 2008]
Honda Ridgeline [2006]
Acura MDX [2003 -2006]
Acura EL [2001 - 2005] 
Acura CL [2003]
Acura TL [2002 -2003]

Honda uses a "Takata" airbag system uses ammonium nitrate for their airbag inflation. This is a dangerous chemical that could potentially explode due to high temperatures or humidity. The metal canister that holds this chemical explodes, sending shrapnel flying at high speeds. 

So far, 23 people have been killed because of this malfunction. Honda Canada wouldn't comment on this development but recommends that owners take their vehicles to the nearest Honda dealer as soon as possible to replace the component free of charge. 

This isn't the first time that Honda vehicles have been recalled. In early February 2019, Honda Ridgeline vehicles were recalled for catching fire when going through a car wash. 

Make sure to check your cars, people!

For the full list of recalls and to confirm if your car has been recalled, click here. 

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