Honda agrees to replace all US airbags on request
Up until just recently, automakers like Honda Motors assured the owners of vehicles that have been affected by the Takata airbag recall that their vehicles shouldn’t suffer any shrapnel-filled airbag explosions if they live in non-humid climates. Obviously, that wasn’t very reassuring, so Honda is now replacing all of its airbags upon request, according to The Car Connection.
The Japanese automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) earlier this month that it plans to replace any reportedly defective airbag inflators in the United States, so long as a customer requests it. Previously, the airbag recall was limited to “areas of high absolute humidity.”
It is our practice to repair these vehicles outside of these regions at the request of concerned customers,” Honda said in a response posted on the safety regulator’s website, as quoted by The New York Times. “Additionally, we have a customer service procedure that addresses individual customer needs and concerns and encompasses, as appropriate, the replacement of airbag inflaters and the provision of or reimbursement for temporary alternative transportation.”