The problem stems from Takata airbags that can explode with such force that they send shrapnel hurtling toward passengers. In May 2015, Takata agreed to recall 34 million cars due to the issue. The crisis caused Honda’s CEO to resign.
Though Honda has distanced itself from Takata, the company is still picking up the pieces from the defect has damaged its image and consumer trust. The latest announcement is an expansion of previous recalls, and adds 2.23 million Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. to the list. RELATED: Keep your cool in a crisis with these tips.
Honda issued a press release further explaining: