You’ve heard about the airbag recalls and you’re worried about your family’s safety. Fenton Honda of Ardmore hears you, read more to find out how we can keep you and your loved ones safe.
On March 30th 2016, NBC News reports, More than 50 million airbags around the world have been recalled to replace Takata’s inflators, which can explode with too much force and spray metal shards inside vehicles. Globally, 10 deaths have been linked to the issue, mainly in the United States.
As many as 120 million Takata airbag inflators containing ammonium nitrate are installed in vehicles on U.S. roads alone.
Reuters last month reported that U.S. auto safety regulators are examining whether more of the company’s inflators will be recalled because they may endanger drivers.
The company has already been fined $70 million by U.S. transport authorities. It also faces class action suits in the United States, where the majority of airbag-related injuries occurred.
A handful of investigations by Takata, automakers and transport authorities are currently underway to determine the root cause of the inflator defect, and automakers have said they would discuss how to split the cost of the recalls with Takata once the cause is identified.
Major automakers including Honda Motor Co Ltd and Toyota Motor Corp have said they will stop using Takata airbag inflators in new vehicle models, and have been sourcing replacement inflators from alternative suppliers. Source http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/airbag-recall-could-cost-takata-24-billion-n547756
******If you own an affected vehicle, you may have received a letter from Honda stating “The remedy parts needed to conduct driver’s airbag inflator recalls will become available in the Summer of 2016, Honda will send you another letter when parts become available to repair your vehicle.” At Fenton Honda of Ardmore, we understand your concern and we want to help. American Honda Motor Co. Inc has the authority to provide alternative transporation for its customers at their discretion and may be offering loaner and/or rental vehcile reimbursment under certain circumstances. Click for American Honda’s contact information, and more details about your Honda http://owners.honda.com/service-maintenance/recalls ******
Because we have not been supplied with the parts necessary to repair the defect, we are offering $1000 trade assistance on all new and pre owned cars trucks and suv’s to get you into a safe vehicle as quickly as possible. We have over 200 vehicles of all different makes and models available for you to choose from. Please know that we are not taking this situation lightly, and do not hesitate to come to talk to us about your options. FentonHondaofArdmore.com, 580-223-2799
For reference, you can refer to the current list of affected vehicles below, or go to http://www.airbagrecall.com/find-your-vehicle/ to see if you are at risk.
Current list of vehicles affected, according to Car and Driver
Acura: 2002–2003, 2009–2014 TL; 2003 CL; 2003–2006 MDX; 2005–2012 Acura RL; 2007–2016 RDX; 2010–2013 ZDX; 2013–2016 ILX
Audi (approximately 170,000): 2006–2013 A3; 2006–2009 A4 cabriolet; 2009–2012 Q5; 2010–2011 A5 cabriolet; 2015 Q5
BMW (approximately 1,605,000): 2000–2011 3-series sedan; 2000–2012 3-series wagon; 2002–2013 3-series coupe and convertible; 2001–2013 M3 coupe and convertible; 2002–2003 5-series and M5; 2003–2004, 2007–2013 X5; 2007–2010 X3; 2008–2013 1-series coupe and convertible; 2008–2011 M3 sedan; 2008–2014 X6; 2013–2015 X1
Buick: 2015 LaCrosse
Cadillac: 2015 XTS
Chevrolet (510,454, including Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Saab, and Saturn): 2007–2008 Chevrolet Silverado HD; 2015 Camaro, Equinox, Malibu
Chrysler: 2005–2010 Chrysler 300; 2006–2007 Crossfire; 2007–2008 Aspen
Daimler: 2006–2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500; 2007–2014 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500
Dodge/Ram (approximately 5.64 million, including Chrysler, not including Daimler-built Sprinter): 2003–2008 Dodge Ram 1500; 2005–2010 Charger and Magnum; 2005–2011 Dakota; 2004–2008 Durango; 2003–2009 Ram 2500 and 3500; 2008–2010 Challenger, Ram 4500, and Ram 5500
Ford (1,509,535): 2004–2006 Ranger; 2005–2006 GT; 2005–2014 Mustang
GMC: 2007–2008 GMC Sierra HD; 2015 Terrain
Honda (approximately 8.51 million, including Acura): 2001–2007 Accord (four-cylinder); 2001–2002 Accord (V-6); 2001–2005 Civic; 2002–2011, 2016 CR-V; 2002–2004 Odyssey; 2003–2005 Civic Hybrid; 2003–2011 Element; 2003–2008 Pilot; 2006–2014 Ridgeline; 2009–2014 Fit; 2010–2014 FCX Clarity; 2010–2014 Insight; 2011–2015 CR-Z
Infiniti: 2001–2004 Infiniti I30/I35; 2002–2003 Infiniti QX4; 2003–2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45; 2006 Infiniti M35/M45
Lexus: 2002–2010 SC430
Mazda (approximately 500,000): 2003–2008 Mazda 6; 2006–2007 Mazdaspeed 6; 2004–2008 Mazda RX-8; 2004 MPV; 2004–2006 B-series
Mercedes-Benz (approximately 847,627, including Daimler): 2005–2011 C-class (excluding C55 AMG but including 2009–2011 C63 AMG); 2007–2008 SLK-class; 2007–2014 Sprinter; 2009–2012 GL-class; 2009–2011 M-class, 2009–2012 R-class; 2010–2011 E-class sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible; 2010–2012 GLK-class; 2011–2014 SLS AMG coupe and roadster
Mitsubishi (104,994): 2004–2006 Lancer and Lancer Evolution; 2006–2009 Raider
Nissan (approximately 1,091,000, including Infiniti): 2001–2003 Maxima; 2002–2004 Pathfinder; 2002–2006 Nissan Sentra
Pontiac (approximately 300,000): 2003–2007 Vibe
Saab: 2003–2011 9-3; 2005 9-2X; 2010–2011 9-5
Saturn: 2008–2009 Astra
Subaru (approximately 80,000): 2003–2005 Baja, Legacy, Outback; 2004–2005 Impreza, Impreza WRX, Impreza WRX STI
Toyota (approximately 3,113,000, including Lexus): 2002–2007 Toyota Sequoia; 2003–2008 Corolla and Corolla Matrix; 2003–2006 Tundra; 2004–2005 RAV4
Volkswagen (680,000): 2006–2010, 2012–2014 Passat; 2009–2014 CC; 2010–2014 Jetta SportWagen and Golf; 2012–2014 Eos; 2015 Tiguan