Honda recalls a number of models and urges drivers not to use them yet.
Federal security regulators warned more than 300 thousands of Honda and Acura drivers that they should not drive until they change their airbags.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that the new Takata airbag tests showed a much higher risk of their explosion and killing the driver or passenger. The risk for these particular vehicles currently exceeds more than 50%, according to the agency. Other Takata airbags can explode only X% of times.
10 people died due to the explosion of airbags.
The replacement process will take up to the 2019 year, because not all parts are available immediately.
But NHTSA said that Honda has the necessary spare parts to replace all 300 thousands of cars.
NHTSA has identified the following airbag replacement models: 2001-2002 Honda Civic, Honda Accord 2001-2002, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, 2002 Acura CL 2003 Honda Pilot.
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