Honda Canada has reached an agreement to resolve Takata airbag inflator class action litigation in Canada. 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, Honda Canada 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. 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. An ample supply of replacement airbag inflators is readily available to service remaining affected vehicles.
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. 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.
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.