Honda and Acura owners asked to stop driving vehicle until airbag replaced

(CNN) Federal officials are warning more than 300,000 Honda and Acura owners to stop driving their cars immediately.

The cars have faulty Takata airbags in them and need to be replaced. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said new tests show these airbags have a much higher risk of exploding and killing a driver or passenger.

There have been 10 U.S. deaths tied to exploding Takata airbags. Eight of those deaths were in cars that had this specific airbag.

The NHTSA are focused on these cars Honda Civics from 2001-2002; Honda Accords from 2001-2002; Acura TL from 2002-2003; Honda CR-V 2002; Honda Odyssey 2002; Acura CL 2003 and Honda Pilot 2003.
Officials say it is critical that owners of those vehicles do not drive the car until they are fixed.

The NHTSA says Honda has the replacement parts to fix all of the high-risk cars covered by this alert.



 
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