The hits keep coming for Honda and its embattled motorcycle airbag supplier, Takata, after approximately 2,700 motorcycles were added to the millions of vehicles already listed for recall surrounding potentially defective airbags. Honda’s motorcycle airbags are made by Takata, the same manufacturer as their recalled automobile airbags. This means that for thousands of Honda motorcycles, the airbags may not deploy in the event of a motorcycle crash. As a San Francisco motorcycle accident attorney, I urge anyone with a Honda motorcycle that may have a Takata airbag; Take the bike to the Honda dealership or shop and have them perform the necessary work to make your bike safe. Honda will pay for the work and you should ask for a loaner while your bike is out of commission.
Although few motorcycles actually come equipped with airbags, the Honda Gold Wing, one of the vehicle manufacturer’s signature models featured the first motorcycle airbag in 2006 continuing until 2010, using a non-dessiccated inflator module that has been linked to several airbag ruptures causing at least 10 deaths when deployed during an accident.
According to Honda there have been no reports of ruptures involving motorcycles, and owners of 2006-2010 models will be notified with further details regarding the recall within 60 days, although parts to replace the affected airbags will not be available until fall of 2016.
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