CALIFORNIA — A critical warning was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to owners of older-model Honda and Acura cars advising them to immediately stop driving their vehicles and get them repaired due to an imminent risk that their airbags may explode.
The warning urges car owners not to driver these vehicles unless they are taking them to the dealership for repair.
The models affected are:
2001-2002 Honda Civic
2001-2002 Honda Accord
2002-2003 Acura TL
2002 Honda CR-V
2002 Honda Odyssey
2003 Acura CL
2003 Honda Pilot
Car owners may verify whether their vehicle is affected by doing a search with their vehicle identification number (VIN) at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/ to confirm that the vehicle has an unaddressed recall and needs a repair. If it does, immediately call your dealer to schedule a free repair. Replacement parts for these vehicles are available.
Defective Takata airbags were made with a propellant that is supposed to help them rapidly inflate in a car crash, but over time this can degrade and instead the air bag may break and explode. When this happens, the occupants of a vehicle may be injured by metal shrapnel fragments and pieces as the airbag falls apart in their faces. 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries in the United States.
If you have been injured in a collision due to a defective airbag, it’s important that you get legal help by calling Johnson Attorneys Group at 800-235-6801.
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