Airbag help on the way to Acura dealers – Automotive News

Acura dealers, lengthy awaiting substitute sections when it come to remembered Takata airbags in thousands of its vehicles, finally are obtaining some relief.

Acura executives educated dealers at the make talking Friday that around 35,000 brand-new airbag inflator units are regard their means and will certainly start arriving about April 11, according to Acura and dealers accessible when it come to the meeting.

The 35,000 units are anticipated to cover every one of the remarkable Acura vehicles that have actually been remembered and are presently at dealerships. The relocate suggests dealers will certainly have the ability to start easing the backlog of customers driving loaners or specially arranged rental vehicles.

“As a corporation, we wish to do the ideal thing, and our dealers additionally really feel the very same way, and we actually appreciate that,” Jon Ikeda, Acura total manager, told Automotive News. “We’ve received to get hold of our clients spine in to the cars.”

Another 55,000 inflator units are anticipated to be accessible by completion of May. Those will certainly be utilized to repair remembered Acura vehicles not presently at dealerships, Ikeda said.

The business additionally will certainly give dealers along with money payments to tips them cover prices associated along with sustaining customers damaged by the recalls happy.

You can easily reach David Undercoffler at undercoffler@crain.com.


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