There’s something going on with automakers lately. And carmaker after carmaker continue to launch air bag-related recalls. Unfortunately, consumers are vulnerable.
The latest Honda recall campaign involves several models. They may pose injury risks. The air bag modules may not work when needed. Since these cars are popular in the United States, car owners must not look the other way.
Impacted units include the 2003 through 2012 Honda Accords and Pilots. Others are: The 2010 Accord Crosstours, the 2001 through 2011 Civics, 2002 through 2011 CR-Vs, 2003 through 2004 and 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011 Elements, the 2007 and 2009 through 2013 Fits, the 2010 through 2012 Insights, the 2002 through 2004 Odysseys, and the 2012 Ridgelines.
These vehicles are fitted with replacement air bags that were potentially installed incorrectly. As a result, the air bags may deploy incorrectly. In a crash, this will lead to injuries.
Without safety systems working properly, cars are time bombs. And Honda has been dealing with similar recalls for years now. So have other automakers. Lives are at risk when safety features don’t work as intended. Automakers should know better.
Honda says owners will receive a mail notification in early June.
Dealers will have recalled vehicles inspected for free. Poorly-installed frontal air bag module assemblies will be replaced also for free.
For the past few years, there’s been an increase in the number of auto recalls. We have also seen more companies launch major recalls, impacting millions of vehicles. This means that many cars on the road right now are roaming the streets with open recalls.
If you or a loved one is ever injured in an accident caused by a negligent party, such as an automaker or irresponsible driver, do not deal with the consequences alone. Insurance companies will try to take advantage. So if you’re injured and you require treatment, having an expert at your side who knows how to handle personal injury cases will help you maximize your compensation.