Honda, Acura dealers await stepped up airbag replacements – Automotive News

The alternative inflators are merely the pointer of the iceberg with Honda.

Automotive News
April 2, 2016 – 3:32 pm ET

Honda is expecting an very early crack in the logjam of alternative portions with recalled airbags, the automaker told dealers regard Saturday.

Approximately 35,000 alternative airbag inflators are because of be shipped to Honda and Acura dealers as very early as April 11, Honda announced at Saturday’s make meeting. regard Friday, Acura dealers were notified they as well would certainly be receiving a delivery of airbag inflators.

Company authorities clarified regard Saturday that the Honda and Acura shipments were the same.

Another 55,000 alternative units are anticipated by completion of May; by July, a overall of 140,000 alternative airbag inflators will certainly be available, Honda said.

These first shipments of portions will certainly be diverted to spots of the country along with the highest humidity first, because vehicles in those climates operated a greater danger of the airbag inflator rupturing throughout a crash, Honda spokesman Chris Martin told Automotive News. The automaker will certainly notify customers based regard their car and area once their car is eligible with a fix.

The portions are coming from Swedish-American portions supplier Autoliv, the world’s largest automotive security supplier. Honda has actually pledged that going forward it would certainly no much longer usage Takata airbag portions in its vehicles.

These alternative inflators are merely the pointer of the iceberg with Honda, which has actually 2.3 thousand vehicles damaged by this latest airbag recall, issued in February. regard the Honda side, the recall and stop-sale order was with 2007-2011 CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-14 Suit EV, 2010-14 Help and the 2007-14 Ridgeline.

For Acura, recalls were issued with the 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, 2010-2013 Acura ZDX, 2013-2016 Acura ILX and the 2007-2016 Acura RDX,

This puts the overall variety of Honda and Acura vehicles recalled in the U.S. at 8.51 million. Honda has actually claimed alternative portions with vehicles damaged by earlier Takata recalls are readily available.

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