Honda Australia Pty Ltd — Honda Accord MY2008-2010 and Civic MY2006-2011
What are the defects?
Airbag inflator: As it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
What are the hazards?
In the event that a defective airbag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality
What should consumers do?
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Honda Australia dealership or Honda Australia head office directly via the website at https://www.honda.com.au/contact-us.html to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge.
Consumers who are unsure whether they are affected can also use Honda Australia's VIN look-up tool https://www.honda.com.au/owners/services/recall-information.html or contact Honda Australia's Recall Call Centre on 1800 789 839 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-6pm AEST) or contact their preferred dealer.
Consumers can check if they are affected by the Takata airbag recall, by entering the vehicle’s registration number at https://ismyairbagsafe.com.au/
We also recommend you visit https://www.productsafety.gov.au/newsletter/subscribe to subscribe to receive updates about current and future recalls as they are published.
Further information for consumers is available at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls/compulsory-takata-airbag-recall.
Authorised Honda dealers
- 25 February 2006 - 19 October 2011
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.