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I saw it this morning on my News feed and I really hope that my G1 is not part of this as I had a not so great experience in the last airbag recall experience. Basically, I just dread taking it to the dealership.
 

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I did not know this but I googled the status of Takata. I am not sure if it was known fact around ROC, but looks like they were bough by a company called KSS (Key Safety Systems) a CHINESE automotive safety equipment manufacturer since Takata filed for bankruptcy in the US in 2017.

Question is, who and how does one guarantee that the replacements are going to be working fine? Maybe I should put a full rollcage in my G1 and use 5-point racing harness.............
 

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I did not know this but I googled the status of Takata. I am not sure if it was known fact around ROC, but looks like they were bough by a company called KSS (Key Safety Systems) a CHINESE automotive safety equipment manufacturer since Takata filed for bankruptcy in the US in 2017.

Question is, who and how does one guarantee that the replacements are going to be working fine? Maybe I should put a full rollcage in my G1 and use 5-point racing harness.............
I knew that Takata had filed for bankruptcy, but I stopped keeping up after that. Apparently, after Key Safety Systems bought Takata's ashes, they changed their name to Joyson Safety Systems.

Naturally, the potential exists that the replacements for the replacements could be unsafe. We can only hope that each time problems are found and costs surmount that each replacement inflator undergoes more scrutiny.

I was uneasy about Takata supplying the replacement inflators given the loss of trust in the company because of the lies and cover-ups. I would have had more trust in one of the alternate suppliers such as Daicel, Autoliv, or TRW. I wondered why Honda would even consider using more Takata inflators in the midst all the fiasco, but apparently the other companies couldn't supply enough replacements and Honda didn't have much choice.
 

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I knew that Takata had filed for bankruptcy, but I stopped keeping up after that. Apparently, after Key Safety Systems bought Takata's ashes, they changed their name to Joyson Safety Systems.

Naturally, the potential exists that the replacements for the replacements could be unsafe. We can only hope that each time problems are found and costs surmount that each replacement inflator undergoes more scrutiny.

I was uneasy about Takata supplying the replacement inflators given the loss of trust in the company because of the lies and cover-ups. I would have had more trust in one of the alternate suppliers such as Daicel, Autoliv, or TRW. I wondered why Honda would even consider using more Takata inflators in the midst all the fiasco, but apparently the other companies couldn't supply enough replacements and Honda didn't have much choice.
It is totally insane that they (Takata) had to recall over 43 million vehicles. I cannot even imagine how 43 million vehicles would look like in one given shot. I agree with you on sourcing a different vendor for the replacements, but probably a financial piece played a role.
Though Honda is recalling the vehicles, who is the new supplier (article still reads Takata??). I am lost :(
 

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Though Honda is recalling the vehicles, who is the new supplier (article still reads Takata??). I am lost :(
The Defect Information Report states:

"573.6(c)(8)
Program for remedying the defect:

Registered owners of all affected vehicles will be contacted by mail and asked to take their
vehicle to an Acura or Honda automobile dealer, as applicable. The dealer will replace the
driver鈥檚 airbag inflator with an inflator from an alternative manufacturer
for free.
Owners who have paid to have these repairs completed at their own expense will be eligible for
reimbursement, according to the recall reimbursement plan on file with NHTSA.

The estimated date to start notification to dealers: March 7, 2019
The estimated date to start notifications to owners: April 17, 2019"

The original Takata PSDI/PSDI4/PSDI-4K inflators that were replaced with Takata PSDI-5D inflators will be replaced again with inflators from an "alternative manufacturer".
 

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and are we not supposed to drive the vehicle like last time? and will we get a loaner vehicle like last time?
 

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just posting one more time.. the last one above was 666.. ironic that it was in the takata recall thread...
 

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and are we not supposed to drive the vehicle like last time? and will we get a loaner vehicle like last time?
"If a vehicle owner is unable or uncomfortable driving their vehicle to a dealer for the recall repair, Honda will tow the vehicle to the nearest authorized dealer for free."

"Per long standing company policy, Honda and Acura dealers are authorized to provide a loaner or rental vehicle to registered owners of vehicles affected by a Takata airbag inflator recall during the recall repair or longer if there is any repair delay."

AIRBAG INFLATOR RECALL CENTER

just posting one more time.. the last one above was 666.. ironic that it was in the takata recall thread...
Normally, one of the moderators would combine sequential posts, but I'll grant an exception due to superstition and/or religious beliefs. :)
 

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Since the notification date isn't until next month, does that mean the VIN lookup tool won't yet know if our vehicle is affected? My G2 won't be, but my wife's 2007 CR-V is in the affected models.
 

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Since the notification date isn't until next month, does that mean the VIN lookup tool won't yet know if our vehicle is affected? My G2 won't be, but my wife's 2007 CR-V is in the affected models.
The date of the recall, recall lookups by dealers, recall lookups by consumers on Honda's website, recall lookups by consumers on the NHTSA's website, notifications by email, notification by mail, and press releases can each occur at different times - sometimes weeks or months apart depending on many factors such as the number of units affected, the severity of the recall, the workloads of the various entities involved, etc.

Call any Honda dealer and ask them if your VIN is affected - they'll have the most current information.
 

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Takata - the gift that keeps giving!

The total number of affected 2006-2014 Ridgelines is 3,330. The affected units received a Takata PSDI-5D inflator as part of a previous recall or collision repair.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2019/RMISC-19V182-0202.pdf
Based on this chart, my 2008 RL with a DOM of May 2008 is affected. Maybe? Only 853 made in between June 2007 and July 2008? That doesn't compute.

"Honda Ridgeline 2008 06/04/2007 to 07/17/2008 853"
 

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Based on this chart, my 2008 RL with a DOM of May 2008 is affected. Maybe? Only 853 made in between June 2007 and July 2008? That doesn't compute.

"Honda Ridgeline 2008 06/04/2007 to 07/17/2008 853"
Based on total sales for 2007 and 2008, we can estimate at least approximately 43,000 were made between those dates.

This means that of those 43,000, only 853 had Takata PSDI-5D inflators installed as part of the original recall or as documented replacements for other reasons that are known to Honda.

The remaining 42,147 Ridgelines either have the original inflators and are still subject to that recall or received a different brand of inflator from a different supplier that isn't subject to this latest recall or are known to no longer exist.

For example, if your Ridgeline was made between those dates and your original inflators were replaced with Autoliv inflators rather than more Takata inflators, then yours isn't affected by this latest recall.

The unfortunate part is that there will be inevitably some vehicles that will contain deadly inflators to the end that will never be recalled due to undocumented air bag replacements. For example, let's say you blew your airbags and bought replacements online that were stolen from vehicles or parted out. You have no idea where those airbags came from and whether or not they are subject to a recall. Even if you buy a replacement from a dealer and don't give them a VIN or give them the wrong VIN, Honda won't have records of where that air bag actually ended up.

This is one more reason I would hesitate to buy a used vehicle.
 

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Bottom line for me since the dealer replaced the airbags, I'll need to run my VIN past the dealer to know the status of my RL.
 

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according to honda vin lookup, i'm not affected.. YET....


sales manager just offered best price on a '19 rtl-e: 36k..
 

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Be very weary of Takata airbags.

In September 2013, I was hit by a driver doing 60-65 mph as I was entering an intersection from a stop light, making a left turn doing 2-3 mph. He hit me right in front of my left front wheel, tore off the front of my 2006 Ridgeline, bent the frame 18" to the right, destroyed the radiator and transmission coolers, tore the engine off its mounts shoving it into the firewall, buckled the roof and split the windshield. I had my seat belt on, but still hit the roof, A-pillar, driver鈥檚 window, B-pillar, and head rest. Two of the witnesses, both nurses, pulled me out of the truck as I was only semi-conscious. NONE OF THE TAKATA AIR BAGS DEPLOYED. And of course the driver told the police I ran the light, had a fake insurance card, and who knows if the name on his drivers license was even his. For a month after the accident my wife had to dress / undress me, followed by 3 1/2 months of physical therapy. In late 2014, I had reconstructive surgery on my left shoulder followed by months of physical therapy. The end of July 2018, my right shoulder joint failed, and in September I had a complete right shoulder joint replacement. I am still in physical therapy for this, and begin neck therapy for the damage created by the accident the end of this week.

Following the replacement of my right shoulder, I contacted the attorneys handling the Takata Class Action suit, and was informed that because I was not injured by shrapnel from the air bags, or killed, Takata has no liability. How lucky can one be.... but I am still alive!!!! MrBillGA
 

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That's a tough one MrBill. Glad you're alive to tell about it.

What did they end up doing to the other driver? Any idea? Did your insurance end up footing all the bills?
 

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I'm taking mine is as well. Was in already for one bag replacement, yet received another notice.
 

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Since the notification date isn't until next month, does that mean the VIN lookup tool won't yet know if our vehicle is affected? My G2 won't be, but my wife's 2007 CR-V is in the affected models.
It looks like the web version should be live. I checked our RL and Fit online and they came up clean, but on a whim I checked the VIN of the 03 Civic I sold last year and it came up as needing the recall done. It was not the old recall, I actually got that Civic because I work at a dealer and someone was getting the recall done and decided to trade up to a newer car, so I bought it as a wholesale unit after the recall had been done back in the day.

Yes btw, I did let the new owner know.
 
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