Thousands of Hondas and Acuras in Southern California have been and will be recalled due to defective airbag inflators Riverside Police officials said. These airbag inflators can rupture even with just a minor fender bender spraying metal shrapnel into the vehicle occupants.
To date, nearly a dozen people have been killed as a result of this defect. Delia Robles, a Corona mother of three and grandmother of three was driving her 2001 Honda Civic in the City of Riverside on September 30, 2016. A pickup truck turned left in front of her and although she was driving under the speed limit she collided with the truck. The collision was minor, but the airbag inflator exploded causing fatal injuries.
Approximately 70 million Takata airbag inflators, in around 42 million vehicles by 19 automakers are or will be recalled in the United States by 2019. The risk of rupture upon deployment in Hondas and Acuras manufactured between 2001 and 2003 is nearly 50% causing the vehicles to be unsafe to drive.
Use the link below to learn if your vehicle is one of those most affected, or call the Honda recall line at 1-844-758-9245. The repairs are free. You may also contact Detective Greg Matthews at GMatthews@riversideca.gov.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization