There have been two recalls launched recently associated with crash and injury risks. At least one of these campaigns has been associated with issues that have been tied to serious and even deadly accidents in the past.
The campaign that have most concerned us comes from Honda.
According to the Japanese company, 37,000 vehicles have been recalled over an issue with their air bags. But not just any issue, as these vehicles were fitted with Takata air bag inflators.
According to the company, this latest recall is unusual because Honda is still trying to find 2,500 inflators that were replaced during repairs, but it’s still unsure where they went. This issue is concerning because the Takata air bag inflators may implode mid-deployment. If that’s the case, occupants could be hit by flying metal shrapnel, and deadly injuries may ensue. Hundreds of cases resulted in injuries while a few others resulted in deaths.
Consumers should not ignore this recall.
The second recall launched recently comes from Yamaha, the motorcycle maker.
Impacted motorcycles include the 2015 through 2017 FJ-09, FZ-09, and XSR900 motorcycles. Since these vehicles have a painting issue and an inadequate application of the thread-locking agent that could cause the lower handlebar holder to loosen, these vehicles could experience higher crash risks.
At least 22,433 units were recalled. They have all been manufactured between August 1st, 2013 and January 31, 2017. Consumers with the recalled motorcycles will be contacted this month and the lower handlebar holders will be replaced for free.
Whether your vehicle is a Yamaha motorcycle or a Honda passenger vehicle, do not let the issues associated with these recalls to put you in danger. Contact the manufacturer for more details on how to have this problem addressed.
Unfortunately, problems like the one that led to the Honda recall have been associated with serious and even deadly crashes in the past and yet, many cars are still roaming American roads without replacement air bags. Consumers must not ignore these risks and must act accordingly by having their vehicles repaired as soon as possible.