Honda Canada details agreement to settle Takata airbag inflator class action litigation
On Monday, Honda Canada announced that it reached an agreement to resolve Takata airbag inflator class action litigation in Canada.
The automaker said the settlement will further enhance Honda Canada’s “significant” efforts to reach and encourage customers to bring their vehicles to authorized dealers for a free airbag inflator replacement.
As part of the settlement mentioned in a news release, Honda Canada said it will continue its comprehensive recall efforts.
“Honda Canada has taken unprecedented steps to reach owners, in order to expedite the replacement of recalled Takata airbag inflators,” the company said. “Honda Canada will continue to take steps to replace recalled inflators in every vehicle on the road that is affected by a Takata airbag inflator recall in an ongoing effort to better assure the safety of vehicle operators and passengers.”
The OEM emphasized that an ample supply of replacement airbag inflators is readily available to service the remaining affected vehicles.
Honda Canada went on to mention the proposed class action settlement also makes provision for the reimbursement of certain out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Honda Canada customers as a result of the recall.
Furthermore, the automaker noted the agreement also sets out continued activities by Honda Canada to recover recalled airbag inflators from scrap sellers through its Takata airbag inflator re-purchase program.
Officials added the proposed settlement agreement covers recalled Honda and Acura vehicles (automobiles and Goldwing motorcycles) with Takata airbag inflators. The proposed class action settlement also provides additional service/repair coverage for defective materials or workmanship in non-Takata replacement airbag inflators installed in recalled vehicles.
“Honda continues to urge owners of Honda and Acura vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls to bring their vehicles to authorized dealers for the recall service as soon as possible,” officials said.
Acura vehicle owners can check their vehicles’ recall status at www.acura.ca/recalls or by calling or Acura Canada Client Services at (888) 922-8729.
For more information on the class action settlement, visit www.hondaairbagsettlement.ca.