A 2011 Honda Pilot that's part of the expanded Takata airbag recall.

Honda is adding 1.4 million cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks to its list of vehicles that should have their Takata airbags replaced. The list includes vehicles made by Acura, Honda’s luxury brand, according to the automaker.

The Takata recall covers 50 million airbag inflators in 37 million cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks from 19 manufacturers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The devices use ammonium nitrate to inflate the airbag in the event of a crash. The ammonium nitrate can become unstable over time, leading to inflators that explode with an unexpectedly violent force.

Recent Recalls

This latest announcement from Honda is part of NHTSA’s effort to space out the replacement of Takata airbag inflators in different regions of the country, based on the risk to drivers and passengers.

In a statement, Honda said it decided to take this action ahead of NHTSA's planned expansion date in late December 2018, because it has made significant progress with existing recall repairs, with a 77.7 percent recall completion rate as of Sept. 14, 2018. Honda said there is a “sufficient supply” of replacement parts to issue the recalls now.

These latest two recalls cover a mix of vehicles, according to NHTSA. See below for which regions each is being recalled for. The vehicles are:

  • 2010-2012 Acura RL cars
  • 2010-2014 Acura TSX cars
  • 2011-2014 Acura TSX wagons
  • 2010-2013 Acura ZDX hatchbacks
  • 2010-2012 Honda Accord cars
  • 2010-2015 Honda Crosstour hatchbacks
  • 2010-2011 Honda Civic cars
  • 2010-2011 Honda CR-V SUVs
  • 2010-2011 Honda Element SUVs
  • 2014 Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell cars
  • 2010-2013 Honda Fit hatchbacks
  • 2014 Honda Fit EVs 
  • 2010-2014 Honda Insight hybrid cars
  • 2010-2015 Honda Pilot SUVs
  • 2010-2014 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks

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Honda notes that these recalls involve only front-passenger airbag inflators. No driver's side front airbag inflators are included because they were covered in earlier recalls.

At least 15 drivers and passengers in the U.S. have died, and more than 250 people have been injured because of those devices, NHTSA says.

The Details for Recall 18V661

Vehicles affected: Honda and Acura are adding 1,357,311 vehicles to the existing Takata airbag inflator recall. NHTSA says the cars in this recall were determined based on manufacturing records. They include: 

Nationwide:

  • Certain 2014 Acura TSX sedans and TSX wagons
  • Certain 2014 Honda Insight hybrids
  • Certain 2014-2015 Honda Crosstour hatchbacks and Pilot SUVs


In Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia:

  • Certain 2011-2013 Acura TSX cars, TSX wagons, and ZDX hatchbacks
  • Certain 2011-2013 Honda Crosstours, Insights, Fits, and Pilots
  • Certain 2011-2012 Honda Accord sedans
  • Certain 2011 Honda Civic NGV (natural gas vehicles), Civic cars, Civic Hybrid cars, and CR-V SUVs


In Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming:

  • Certain 2010-2013 Acura TSX cars and ZDX hatchbacks
  • Certain 2011-2013 Acura TSX wagons
  • Certain 2010-2013 Honda Crosstour hatchbacks, Fit hatchbacks, Insight hybrids, and Pilot SUVs
  • Certain 2010-2012 Honda Accord cars
  • Certain 2010-2011 Honda Civic NGV (natural gas vehicles), Civic cars, Civic Hybrid cars, and CR-V SUVs


In Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Texas:

  • Certain 2014 Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell electric vehicles (EV) and Fit EVs.

The problem: Chemicals inside the Takata airbag inflators can become unstable over time, especially after exposure to temperature fluctuations and periods of constant high humidity.

The fix: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 13, 2018.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M2J and S2K.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V661

2012 Honda Pilot included in Honda Takata recall
2012 Honda Pilot

The Details for Recall 18V662

Vehicles affected: Honda and Acura are adding 57,095 vehicles to the existing Takata airbag inflator recall. NHTSA says the cars in this recall were determined based on manufacturing records. They include:

Nationwide:

  • Certain 2014 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks


In Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia:

  • Certain 2011-2012 Acura RL cars
  • Certain 2011 Honda Element SUVs
  • Certain 2011-2013 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks


In Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming:

  • Certain 2010-2011 Honda Element SUVs
  • 2010-2012 Acura RL cars
  • 2010-2013 Honda Ridgeline pickup trucks

The problem: The Takata airbag inflators can become unstable over time, especially after exposure to temperature fluctuations and periods of constant high humidity.

The fix: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Nov. 13, 2018.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Honda customer service at 888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are H2H and S2I.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V662

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and this recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.