There’s probably something in the water Japan these days; something that, we suppose, leads to some pretty tough luck to start the new year.
We’ve already run down countless stories about the ‘Toyota Tragedy’ but what we haven’t really given much press on is that Toyota’s auto compatriot – and fierce rival – Honda is also in the middle of a global recall of over 952, 118 vehicles.
The recall came in part because of complaints regarding Honda’s airbags, which deploys a little too aggressively which results in the rupturing of its inflator casing that then sends metal fragments through the airbag. As it stands, Honda has received 12 incidents of the growing problem, one of which ended up with the motorist dying.
While Honda’s recall hasn’t garnered the worldwide attention that Toyota finds itself in, this particular recall of Honda models – he 2001 and 2002 Accord , Civic , Odyssey , CR-V , and a number of Acura TL models – is seen largely as Honda’s attempt to curb the issue by acting as swiftly as it can.
More than anybody else, Honda has definitely learned from Toyota’s mishap in that you can only sweep your problems under the rug for so long. There’s going to be a point where you really need to do some serious cleaning.
And before their problems become bigger, Honda’s doing the right thing by making a pre-emptive strike on the situation.