US urges Honda and Acura owners to stop driving immediately

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging owners of more than 300,000 Honda and Acura model vehicles to heed caution until their Takata airbags are replaced.

According to federal safety regulators, new tests show that the airbags in question have a 50% chance of exploding when deployed in an accident, compared to a 1% chance for non-faulty airbags.

In a statement released by the agency, the airbags are said to pose grave risk, and need to be repaired now to avoid more deaths and serious injury.

Cars located in particularly humid regions, such as Texas, Florida and the Gulf Coast are considered high risk, as incidents are more likely to occur in cars that have spent a significant time in these areas.

Nearly 70 million airbags in U.S. cars have been or will be recalled as part of a massive safety scandal surrounding Takata since 2014.

So far, Takata airbags have been linked to 10 deaths in the U.S and more than 100 injuries.

It is estimated that at least 20% of the 260 million cars on U.S. roads today have or had a defective Takata airbag.

What cars are affected?

Honda and Acura models identified by the NHTSA as being affected include but aren’t limited to: 2001-2002 Honda Civic, 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura CL, 2003 Honda Pilot.

What we can do to help you

If you, or a loved one has been killed or injured from a defective airbag, please contact one of our offices today for a free consultation. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys who are ready to help.

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