Two recall notices have been issued this week from Honda and Audi covering multiple models.
Honda has extended a previous recall notice to now include additional models, more VINs from previously recalled models and other VINs have been removed. Models now affected by this recall include (all VINs found here):
1998-2000 Honda Accord, CR-V and Legend
1998-1999 Honda Odyssey
2000 Honda Integra
1996-2000 Honda Civic
These vehicles are potentially fitted with a Takata airbag inflator that may contain a propellant that can degrade over time creating a potentially deadly hazard. The propellant may degrade when exposed to moisture causing the airbag to misdeploy, deploy slower than required or not deploy in the event of an accident.
Owners of affected vehicles should stop driving their vehicle immediately. Affected owners will also receive a letter from Honda Australia to organise an urgent vehicle inspection.
Replacement parts, whilst available, are limited and are expected to arrive throughout 2020.
Also recalled this week were 2020-2021 Audi Q7 (4M) and 2019-2021 Audi Q8 (F1) vehicles with a gearbox type AL552-8Q (VINs found here). Affected vehicles may have a gearbox oil pipe that has been incorrectly welded allowing transmission oil to leak.
Audi will contact known affected owners to arrange an inspection and replacement, if necessary, of the plastic oil line leading from the gearbox to the oil cooler.
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