NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is warning drivers about a “Do Not Drive” warning from Honda.
Officials said around 82,000 Acura and Honda cars with unrepaired Takata Alpha driver side airbags remain on the road. The airbags have a 50% failure rate; if the inflators rupture, the metal fragments ejected toward the driver’s face could be deadly, while injuries can be life-altering.
If you have a car equipped with the airbags, the Division of Consumer Affairs asks you to stop driving until the recall is completed.
Models with Alpha air bags include:
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Hona Pilot
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
- 2003 Acura 3.2CL
Acura and Honda customer service can be reached at 888-234-2138 or by using their website. For more information on the recall, click here. Airbag replacement is free of charge.