CNN: Stop Driving These Hondas Right Now, Say Federal Regulators
By Chris Isidore, CNN // July 1, 2016
(CNN) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said new tests show the airbags have a 50% chance of exploding when deployed in an accident — compared to a 1% chance for other airbags.
“The risk posed by the airbag inflators in these vehicles is grave, and it is critical they be repaired now to avoid more deaths and serious injuries,” said the agency’s statement.
Nearly 70 million airbags in U.S. cars have been or will be recalled as part of a massive safety scandal enveloping Takata since 2014.
Cars located in humid regions of the country such as Texas, Florida and the Gulf Coast are at particular risk.