honda airbag

Η Honda επιβεβαίωσε ακόμη έναν τραυματισμό που προκλήθηκε λόγω των ελαττωματικών αερόσακων της Takata. Το περιστατικό συνέβη στις 20 του Μάρτη στη Φλόριντα των Η.Π.Α στον οδηγό ενός Honda Civic του 2003. Η Honda δήλωσε πως ο ιδιοκτήτης του συγκεκριμένου αυτοκινήτου είχε ενημερωθεί τουλάχιστον τέσσερις φορές σχετικά με τους ελαττωματικούς αερόσακους της Takata, αλλά ποτέ δεν πήγε στο συνεργείο να τους αντικαταστήσει δωρεάν. Η Honda του είχε αποστείλει τέσσερις ενημερωτικές επιστολές μεταξύ 29 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014 και 23 Μαρτίου 2015.

Η Honda από τον περασμένο Μάρτιο, έχει ξεκινήσει μία σειρά διαφημίσεων καλώντας τους πελάτες της να ελέγξουν για ανακλήσεις, ενώ έχει προχωρήσει και στην ανάκληση επιπλέον 100.000 αυτοκινήτων της. Μέχρι σήμερα έχουν επιβεβαιωθεί τουλάχιστον 6 θάνατοι και 139 τραυματισμοί λόγω των προβληματικών αερόσακων της Takata.

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Statement from American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Re: Confirmed Rupture of Takata Airbag Inflator in Florida April 13, 2015

American Honda has confirmed that the Takata driver’s airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2003 Honda Civic on March 20, 2015 in Florida. This crash resulted in an injury to the driver of the vehicle. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the driver and his family during this difficult time.

The legal representative of the owner involved in this incident has acknowledged in comments to media that a March 23, 2015 mailed notification was received by the owner. However, multiple mailed notices previously went to the same address, and none of these notices were returned as undeliverable.

The vehicle involved in this crash is included in a recall affecting the passenger’s front airbag inflator (14V-700) and a safety improvement campaign affecting the driver’s front airbag inflator (14V-351), and our records indicate that neither of the necessary repairs was ever completed. American Honda has sent one mailed notice related to the passenger front inflator and three mailed notices related to the driver front inflator, the earliest of which was sent on 9/29/2014.

Summary of mailed notices related to the driver’s front airbag inflator sent to this registered owner at the same address: 1st notice 9/29/2014 2nd notice 1/27/2015 3rd notice 3/23/2015 – Acknowledged received by owner representative

Honda is currently in communication with representatives of the driver in an effort to further investigate the situation and to address their concerns.

Honda has already communicated preliminary information collected to date about this crash to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

American Honda continues to urge owners of Honda and Acura vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible. Vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status at www.recalls.honda.com for Honda owners or www.recalls.acura.com for Acura owners or by calling their authorized dealer.