According to the component supplier, there is a risk that the driver’s frontal airbag inflator in affected vehicles could allow moisture to enter the unit and degrade the airbag inflator propellant. If this occurs, the properties of the propellant may be changed so that the propellant does not react as intended during an accident causing misdeployment of the airbag.
What should drivers with affected vehicles do?
Customers with affected vehicles should stop driving their vehicle immediately and contact the Honda Australia Call Centre on 1800 952 272 (free call) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm AEDT.
Which airbags are affected?
Driver frontal airbags in vehicles that are fitted with Non-Azide Driver Inflator (NADI) airbags manufactured by Takata are affected by the recall.
How can I find out if my vehicle is subject to a Takata airbag recall?
To check if your Honda vehicle is affected, please enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or registration number into the Honda Australia “Check my Honda” tool.
Even if you have checked your vehicle before, we recommend checking it again.
A full list of all vehicles is also available on the ACCC website here
How is this different from the Takata airbag inflators that have already been recalled?
The Takata inflators previously recalled globally use Phase Stabilized Ammonium Nitrate (PSAN). These inflators do not use PSAN as a propellant. The propellant in these inflators is a Non-Azide Drivers Inflator type (referred to as ‘NADI’).
Which Honda vehicles are affected by the Takata airbag inflator recall?
The following Honda models are affected by the Takata NADI airbag inflator recall:
1998-2000 Honda Accord
1998-2000 Honda CR-V
1998-2000 Honda Legend
How will customers be notified if their vehicle is affected by a NADI airbag recall?
Customers will be notified by mail.
How do I update my contact details with Honda Australia?
It is important that we have your correct contact details, please call the Honda Australia Recall Contact Centre on 1800 952 272 (free call) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm AEDT to update your details. You can also update your contact details online here.
I haven’t received a recall letter yet but my Honda car is affected by a NADI airbag recall. What should I do?
You don’t have to wait to receive a recall letter if your vehicle is affected. Please call our Honda Australia Recall Contact Centre on 1800 952 272 (free call) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm AEDT.
How will my vehicle be repaired?
Given the age of the affected vehicles, replacement parts are no longer in production and are therefore not currently available. As a result, we are unable to repair your vehicle at this time and must buy back your Honda.