Latest Acura Recalls
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Acura Recall History
Acura’s biggest recall issue since 2000 has been with defective Takata-sourced airbag inflators that can injure or kill occupants with shrapnel in a deployment. Nearly 12 million Honda and Acura vehicles have been recalled in the campaign to replace Takata inflators with new units from other suppliers. Honda no longer equips its vehicles with airbag components sourced by Takata. The Acura recall includes the following models: 2003 3.2 CL; 2002-03 3.2 TL; 2013-16 ILX (early ’16 production only); 2003-06 MDX; 2007-16 RDX (early ’16 production only); 2005-12 RL; 2009-13 TSX; 2009-14 TL; 2010-13 ZDX.
According to a factsheet compiled by the automaker, “As Honda continues its extensive and unprecedented efforts to replace defective Takata airbag inflators in Honda and Acura vehicles, the company, along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is focusing on a subset of these inflators that are especially worrisome. These so-called “Alpha” inflators, found in certain 2001 – 2003 Honda and Acura models, have an alarming rupture rate of as high as 50 percent, according NHTSA and Takata. In addition to original Takata manufacturing defects, which prompted the first inflator recalls in 2008 and 2009, the passage of time and exposure to hot and humid conditions makes these older inflators particularly vulnerable to ruptures, which can cause serious injury or death to vehicle occupants.”
Honda reports a completion rate of up to 80 percent on vehicles in the first year of ownership, but also that it has found the completion percentage has declined with each passing year to around 33 percent in the 9th and 10th year of ownership. Honda says a significant number of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls are now or soon to be more than 15 years old. Check the model and VIN number with www.safercar.gov to determine if the recall service has been performed.