Airbag recall finally reaches Canada


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Airbag recall finally reaches Canada

Post by themainviking » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:01 pm



I just got my recall letter for the Airbag. It says if it goes off it could send metal particles through the airbag and the rider, thereby rendering him empty of liquids.......... well, it does not actually say that, but it does say it could potentially cause the rider serious injury or death. The recall applies to certain 2009-2010 and 2012-2016 vehicles equipped with an airbag. (duh) It also says that possibility of rupture increases with exposure to heat and humidity. I guess this means that winters hold it at bay for a time.

To check this with Transport Canada, it is their safety recall #2018001


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Re: Airbag recall finally reaches Canada

Post by mcbrown » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:52 am

yes, the gears at Honda turn very slow. I was notified of a recall here in Australia on 30th June 2016 and the letter stated I would be notified when the parts were available. I rang our two Gold Wing dealers and they knew nothing about it. After many phone calls over many months I finally had it done in July 2017. It seems they are even slower over in your part of the world.

It would have been interesting if a Gold Wing rider had been injured or killed by one of these airbags to see if the process all of a sudden became a priority when lawyers became involved.

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Re: Airbag recall finally reaches Canada

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:57 pm

mcbrown wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:52 am
yes, the gears at Honda turn very slow. I was notified of a recall here in Australia on 30th June 2016 and the letter stated I would be notified when the parts were available. I rang our two Gold Wing dealers and they knew nothing about it. After many phone calls over many months I finally had it done in July 2017. It seems they are even slower over in your part of the world.

It would have been interesting if a Gold Wing rider had been injured or killed by one of these airbags to see if the process all of a sudden became a priority when lawyers became involved.

Murray
That's exactly what happened with Ford. Before, it was "well, when they become available, we'll let you know." Then a couple people are killed by defective airbags, and all of a sudden Ford issues a "stop driving until it's fixed" notice: https://blog.caranddriver.com/ranger-da ... a-airbags/

Honda did the exact same thing, for the exact same reason a couple years ago: http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/30/autos/t ... index.html

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