Numerous auto manufacturing companies have announced defects and recalls
as a result of
Takata airbags. Millions of Takata airbag brands have been labeled dangerous due to the
potential for rupture during a crash. Unfortunately, at least ten deaths
have been attributed to these defects.
More recently, Honda announced that certain vehicles from 2001 through
2003 were equipped with “Alpha” inflators. These were the
original driver’s airbag inflators and have recently been assigned
a particularly high risk factor in a crash. Acura and Honda vehicles manufactured
in those years may face a rupture risk of as high as 50%. Of the ten deaths
confirmed by Honda related to Takata airbags, at least eight involved
these Alpha inflators. Potentially more troubling is that these recalls
have been reported as higher risk in areas of high humidity and heat –
things that Georgia is well known for.
Honda urges owners of these Alpha vehicles to drive only to repair locations
authorized by the company. Thus far, more than 74% of these Alpha vehicle
airbags have been fixed – but that leaves a quarter of vehicles
still on roadways in danger of these defects. For a complete list of vehicles
that include Alpha inflators included in the recall, visit
If your vehicle is included in the list of recalled models, you should
have little trouble receiving service. Most authorized dealers for repair
have an excess of parts and all offer free corrections. Honda is even
offering complimentary rental or loaner vehicles while your vehicle is
being repaired. There’s no risk in taking your vehicle for repair.