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Honda Australia has issued a recall for the older-generation Accord along with the MDX SUV as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign.
UPDATE, 15/8/18: This recall has been expanded to include more affected units from the Accord model line – the total now sits at 18,719 units. An updated VIN list can be viewed here.
As with other Takata-related recalls, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade over time.
If the condition occurs, the metal inflator housing may rupture when deployed, shooting metal fragments through the airbag into the cabin – posing a serious risk of injury, even death, to the vehicle’s occupants.
Affected model years and number of units by model line are as follows:
- Accord (MY2001-07): 18,719 vehicles (updated), alpha and beta airbags
- MDX (MY2003-06): 3030 vehicles, beta airbags
Owners are urged to contact their local dealer, or Honda Australia directly via its website. For more information, contact 1800 789 839.