More than 1,000 vehicles in Hawaii with a potentially-deadly Takata airbag defect remain unrepaired in Hawaii, according to Honda.
Along with vehicles from multiple automakers, certain Honda and Acura vehicles require free recall repairs to replace the defective airbag inflators that could rupture during a crash, potentially injuring or killing vehicle occupants.
If the repairs have not been made, seek the free recall repairs immediately. Replacement parts for all affected models are available at authorized dealers nationwide, including Hawaii.
Additionally, certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura models originally equipped with the first-recalled Takata driver’s front airbag inflators, called “Alpha” inflators, present a particularly high risk to their drivers and passengers with up to a 50 percent chance of an inflator rupture in a crash.
Tragically, Honda has confirmed ten deaths in its vehicles due to ruptures of Takata airbag inflators in the United States, and all but two of these involved “Alpha” inflators. Approximately 1,100 Honda and Acura vehicles containing “Alpha” inflators remain unrepaired in Hawaii.
Honda continues to recommend that unrepaired “Alpha” vehicles not be driven except to an authorized dealer for repair. A list of the specific 2001-2003 models that may be equipped with recalled Takata PSDI “Alpha” driver airbag inflators can be found here.
Hawaii experiences consistently high levels of heat and humidity, two significant factors in the degradation of Takata’s airbag inflator propellant, which can contribute to inflator ruptures. These conditions led the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to designate Hawaii among the highest priority states in relation to the Takata airbag inflator recalls.
Approximately 26,000 Honda and Acura vehicles in the state of Hawaii are affected by Takata airbag inflator recalls and remain unrepaired. 61.6 percent of affected Honda and Acura vehicles in Hawaii have been repaired so far (79.6 percent of the “Alphas” have been repaired).
Authorized Honda and Acura recall repair centers in Hawaii:
Acura of Honolulu
3251 N Nimitz Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96819
Honda Advises Owners of Vehicles Affected by Takata Airbag Inflator Recalls in
Hawaii to Seek Repair Immediately
45-671 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
- Pacific Honda
188 S. Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
- Tony Honda
94-1299 Ka Uka Blvd.
Waipahu, HI 96797
Acura of Maui
404 Kele St.
Kahului, HI 96732
110 Hana Hwy
Kahului, HI 96732
The Big Island (Honda dealers can complete Takata recall repairs for either brand):
- Big Island Honda-Hilo
124 Wiwoole St
Hilo, HI 96720
- Big Island Honda-Kona
75-5608 Kuakini Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Kauai (Honda dealer can complete Takata recall repairs for either brand)
- King Honda
4330 Kukui Grove St.
Lihue, HI 96766
Honda says it currently has sufficient supplies of replacement inflators to complete the required repairs for all Honda and Acura models affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls. All of the replacement parts being used to repair Honda and Acura vehicles are from alternative suppliers, not Takata.