Airbags shoot metal during crash, Hondas join massive recall
MORE Honda owners will have to return their cars to a dealer to repair an airbag fault which could cause serious injury or death in an accident.
Owners of Model Year 2012 Accord, Accord Euro, Legend, City, Jazz and Insight cars, plus MY 2001 Civics, will be contacted by mail to arrange a booking to have the airbag's faulty inflator replaced.
The Federal Government's Product Safety Australia website announced the latest Honda recalls, which follows numerous other similar recalls since 2015 for cars fitted with offending Takata made airbags.
Affected brands include BMW, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. It has been the largest automotive recall in history.
Hundreds of thousands of cars have been affected in Australia, and millions globally, following injuries and deaths from faulty Takata airbags overseas.
In the latest round of recalls 25,282 cars were impacted.
There have been no injuries or deaths reported in Australia.
The Takata airbag inflator may rupture on deployment in the event of an accident, and metal fragments could pass through the airbag causing injury or death.
Honda has a dedicated recall call centre on freecall 1800 789 839 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm AEST). They can answer your recall questions and take bookings for a time to have the fault repaired.
A comprehensive list of affected vehicles was published in August last year on the government's Product Safety Australia website, listing the many car makes, models, years and VIN ranges involved.
Honda says the following shows how many of each model of cars have been affected:
2000 Civic - 592 (6SD)
2012 Jazz - 15,535
2012 City - 1,426
2012 Accord - 7,460
2012 Insight - 233
2012 Legend - 36