On December 2, 2014, Honda told congressional lawmakers that it would expand its air bag recall. Honda did this even as Takata, the Japanese auto supplier, continued to resist demands that it expand the recall of its air bags. Honda said it would use replacements from other suppliers if necessary.
According to an article in the New York Times, Honda said it would expand its recall of driver-side air bags beyond the 11 states it had already identified. The air bags have been a contentious issue as regulators and lawmakers have become involved in an auto industry safety crisis. More than 11 million vehicles in the United States have been recalled. The air bags have been linked to at least five deaths, all in cars made by Honda.
If you are unsure whether your car is included in the Takata air bag recall, use the NHTSA’s new VIN look up webpage to see whether your vehicle may be subject to this or any other recall.
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