After U.S. Senators Markey and Blumenthal introduced a bill to spur completion of recalls and save lives, Honda announced its support for the new legislation. The law would require safety recalls to be completed before a vehicle could be legally registered.
Honda’s Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc. said “Our goal is to achieve a 100 percent repair rate for every recall in order to prevent injuries and save lives, and this legislation will help achieve that.”
A third of all vehicles recalled are never brought to the dealer for repair and drivers and passengers in the affected vehicles are unnecessarily exposed to the risk of death or injury. Stephanie Erdman, who was seriously injured by a ruptured Takata airbag inflator in a 2002 Honda Civic also supports the legislation.
Erdman and Schostek write that “We are working together on a proposal that we believe will help prevent injuries and save the lives of others by significantly increasing the repair rates for vehicles recalled in America….In the coming days, we will work together to move this proposal forward. When it comes to ensuring that safety-related recalls are completed, automakers, government and concerned citizens need to work together to protect drivers, passengers and others on the road. Everyone has an important stake in making sure these vehicles are repaired.”
*Honda encourages anyone who owns a Honda or Acura vehicles to check its recall status by visiting recalls.honda.com, or call 1-800-999-1009, option 4, and recalls.acura.com or call 1-800-382-2238. Honda encourages customers with an affected vehicle to take immediate action to have their vehicle serviced at their authorized dealership. If a customer affected by the Takata airbag inflator recalls or campaigns requests alternative transportation until their vehicle can be repaired, including use of a loaner vehicle or rental vehicle, Honda will accommodate their needs at no charge.
* This information is included at Hondas request.