As the U.S. Department of Transportation is accelerating the replacement of all Takata Airbags, while Honda adds nearly 800,000 vehicles to the recall list. “Honda Motor Co. is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata Corporation,” KUSI News. The total number of vehicles that are now recalled are approximately 1.29 million vehicles.
These airbags are recalled for exploding after they inflate causing metal shrapnel to fly within the vehicle, resulting in a dangerous cabin space for the passengers. According to KUSI, Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to cause a small explosion designed to inflate the airbags in a crash. To see if your vehicle is affected by the Takata Airbag Recall, please click the link. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides an easy recall lookup tool that will specifically determine whether your car is affected by the recall by inputting your Vehicle Identification Number.