TRW Crash Sensor Defect
There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Acura vehicles. And that's a problem since it's the sensor that senses when a crash occurs and tells the airbags to deploy…Continue reading article "TRW Crash Sensor Defect"
Takata Airbag Inflator Recall
A large number of Acura vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Takata Airbag Inflator Recall"
Where Airbags And Seat Belts Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- clicking sound from dash in the 2007 RDX
- srs light on continuously in the 2002 EL
- air bag light on in the 2004 TL
- air bag light on in the 2007 MDX
- uncomfortable seats in the 2012 TSX
- air bag light came on in the 2000 TL
- air bag light coming on in the 2012 TL
Over 2.4 million Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace the Takata non-azide driver-side inflators (NADI) found in certain 1997–2003 models.
NADI inflators are similar, but somehow even more dangerous to previously recalled Takata products. Both may explode on deployment due to excess moisture build-up, but non-azide inflators can also fail to fully inflate the airbags in a crash.
It’s a worst-of-both worlds situation and you’ll want to get them out of your vehicle as soon as possible. According to the recall that’ll be sometime in March of 2020.keep reading article "Acura CL Part of Larger Recall to Replace Dangerous NADI Airbags"
A Honda Takata airbag recall for about 1.6 million Acura and Honda vehicles in the U.S. has been announced six months ahead of a schedule set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).keep reading article "Acura is six months ahead of schedule on the last phase of the Takata recalls"
A proposed Canadian class action lawsuit that could surpass $1 billion
alleges multiple automakers are guilty of using defective and dangerous airbag control units.keep reading article "Canadian airbag control unit class-action lawsuit could top $1 billion"
When Honda and Acura recalled 1.1 million Takata airbag inflators for exploding into pieces, they replaced the defective part with a slightly different version from the same company. Now those are exploding too.
The replacement PSDI-5D desiccated inflators were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.
Acura plans on mailing recall notifications on April 17th, but parts are already available and affected owners should schedule a replacement as soon as possible. Unlike the dishes, this is one chore you shouldn’t ignore.keep reading article "Those Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators That Were Supposedly Safe? Now They're Exploding Too."
The 4th phase of Acura's Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month, which means the automaker is actually ahead of schedule.keep reading article "The Next Phase of Honda’s Massive Takata Recall is Ahead of Schedule"
A Puerto Rico man has sued Honda after being severely injured by an exploding Takata airbag.
According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff's Acura "lightly bumped" another car in front but the Takata frontal airbag allegedly exploded and sent shrapnel into his face, chest and neck, allegedly causing severe lacerations.
The 2002 TL is on the “high risk” list which has Honda representatives going door-to-door in some areas urging owners to get the necessary repairs. but it’s possible they weren’t doing this in Puerto Rico.
In this case, the plaintiff said he received five recall notices one month after the accident.keep reading article "Puerto Rico Man Sues Honda For Severe Injuries from a Takata Airbag Explosion"
When a storm cloud starts dropping rain, you can only dodge the drops for so long.
Such is the case for another 2.2 million Honda and Acura vehicles that are now involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.keep reading article "Acura Among 2.2 Million Recalls for Takata"
I'll admit it, the first time I see frost on my windshield I get a bit cranky. But it's nothing compared to the tantrum some Acura seat belts are throwing.
They simply refuse to move when the temperature gets frosty. They are freezing in place and prompting a safety recall.keep reading article "Acura's Frozen Seatbelts"