As the NHTSA launches phase three of the Takata air bag recall, an additional 3.3 million inflators will be added to the list. Approximately 34 million vehicles are currently under recall for approximately 46 million defective Takata air bags that can explode when the air bag deploys. The phased recall, which began in May 2016 and is expected to continue through December 2019, will affect a total of 65-70 million airbags.
Critical Warning Affecting Certain 2001-2003 Honda, Acura Ford and Mazda Vehicles
In addition to hot and humid weather, new test data shows that certain model vehicles show a higher risk of inflator ruptures during air bag deployment. The NHTSA urges owners to not drive these vehicles unless they are going to a dealer to have them repaired. Below is a list of the vehicles affected.
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 Acura TL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
- 2006 Ford Ranger (Ford advises do not drive)
- 2006 Mazda B-Series (Mazda advises do not drive)