The Takata airbag issue has been an extremely irritating issue for various vehicle brands like Toyota, General Motors and Honda. Since 2013 Honda has had a great deal of complaints coming about because of the defective airbags delivered by the celebrated Takata Company.
As of late, Honda has once more reviewed around 118, 598 CR-V (2019) vehicles whose airbags are faulty and may deploy whenever. Having bared the expense of discoloring the Honda brand because of defective airbags, Honda is attempting endeavors to fix the defective airbags for its clients.
Takata airbags which numerous automakers use have been identified as defective and most automakers are stepping up to the plate and fix them for their clients. Defective Takata airbags have in the past been distinguished in around 100 million vehicles globally in all automakers that Takata supplies the airbags.
Furthermore, the Takata airbags have been connected to 290 injuries and 23 deaths; 21 of these having happened in Honda vehicles. As a result, Honda automakers have obliged to guarantee safety of their clients by making a review of affected vehicles.
It is to be noticed that in the ongoing past Honda has made a review of different vehicles to fix the imperfect airbags of Takata. At present, there has not been any instances of accidents involving the Honda CR-V 2019 due to the defective airbags.
However, there has been around six instances of episodes including unprompted airbags with some of them being related with injuries. Therefore, Honda is recalling precisely for 2019 Honda CR-V’s that were built from October third 2018 through to April first 2019. This is a sum of around 118, 000 CR-V’s in the United States and around 19,000 from Canada and Korea.
Anybody owning a CR-V 2019 can check whether their vehicles have an open recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) you should utilize your 17 digit vehicle ID number to see whether your vehicle meets all requirements for the review. On the off chance that it qualifies, liaise with your distributor who will be working hand in hand with Honda automakers to ensure that your airbag is in great condition.
All new airbags released for older and new vehicles are now built by other air-bag manufacturers, so all newly purchased airbags have no risk. However, it is still advised not to attempt repair yourself using a honda workshop manual, and instead return the car to the dealer for free repair and parts replacement.
NHTSA has clarified that a short circuit is probably going to happen when some metal inside the steering wheel interferes with the wiring cutting the wires in the process. The short circuit is associated with warning signs, for example, breaking down of control buttons, the horn sounds in an unexpected way, cautioning lights turn on and in the most dangerous scenario, airbags deploy with no reason by any means.
Takata changed the chemical composition of their airbag inflater propellants and this was the cause of the problem. The previous chemical they were using was totally stable for its purpose of inflating airbags safely, however had the side effect of containing chemicals that were known to be carcinogenic. While there was never any risk to vehicle owners from this chemical, it did make Takata worry about the health of their employees.
From this, a less stable but totally non toxic, non carcinogenic chemical was used to replace the previously stable propellant, however this instability proved costly when it was found too unstable to safely inflate the airbags, the violence of the explosion within the airbag system caused damage to surrounding components, which was the primary reason for recall.