Honda airbag recall affects 1.7 million cars

Posted at 4:08 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 18:47:47-05

American Honda has sent a recall and stop sale notice to dealerships for 1.7 million new and used vehicles from 2007 to 2015 with Takata air bags.

The notice sent to dealers on Jan. 30 warned them that they would be responsible for any claims stemming from selling an unrepaired, affected car.

Impacted vehicles include the 2007 to 2011 CR-V crossover, 2011 to 2015 CR-Z coupe, 2009 to 2013 Fit, 2013 to 2014 Fit EV, 2010 to 2014 Insight hybrid and the 2007 to 2014 Ridgeline.

Replacement parts will not be available until late summer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that it has received a filing from Honda that it hopes to make public as soon as Thursday, but no additional information has been provided at this time.

Separately, earlier Wednesday Fiat Chrysler recalled more than a half-million Dodge Chargers worldwide because they can slip off of a jack when tires are being changed.

The recall covers Chargers from the 2011 to 2016 model years and includes almost 442,000 cars in the United States.

The company says the body beneath the doors can become deformed during jack use, making the cars unstable. Fiat Chrysler is doing the recall because an analysis of warranty claims showed that they could fall from jacks. The company says it knows of three minor injuries from the problem.

Fiat Chrysler will provide wheel chocks free of charge to keep the cars stable during jacking.

Customers will be notified when they can get the chocks.