As you might have heard, carmakers such as Honda and Toyota have been forced to recall their cars following the discovery of defective Takata airbags. Last year Honda announced the recall of a whopping 2.2 million cars, and it seems that the number has risen to close to 3 million as Honda has announced additional recalls.
In a press release, Honda announced that they would be recalling an additional 772,000 Honda and Acura vehicles in the US. “Excluding any vehicles subject to the earlier Takata airbag inflator recalls, approximately 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. will become subject to recall as a result of this action.”
The affected vehicle models include the 2005-2006 Acura MDX; 2005-2012 Acura RL; 2009-2012 Acura TSX; 2011-2012 Acura TSX Wagon; 2010-2012 Acura ZDX; 2008-2012 Honda Accord; 2010-2012 Honda Crosstour; 2006-2011 Honda Civic; 2005-2011 Honda CR-V; 2005-2011 Honda Element; 2012 Honda FCX Clarity; 2007-2012 Honda Fit; 2010-2012 Honda Insight; 2005-2012 Honda Pilot; and 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline.
In the meantime airbag maker Takata is expected to agree to a settlement of $1 billion over the defective airbags, as well as plead guilty to criminal misconduct. Note that this is just for the US alone so it is unclear as to whether or not governments in other countries where the recalls are instituted will be taking action as well.