In the wake of news that the seventh death linked to the Takata airbag recall happened in a Honda Civic, Transport Canada has added another nearly quarter-million Honda and Acura models to the already-massive Takata airbag recall.
The latest additions are 2001 through 2005 versions of the Honda Civic and Acura EL, 2004 and 2005 Civic Hybrid, and Honda Accords sold between 2003 and 2007. As with other vehicles involved in this campaign, the recall is to replace faulty Takata airbag inflators that could rupture during deployment, propelling fragments toward vehicle occupants. Click here for a complete list of recalled vehicles.
In other recall news, Land Rover is advising owners of 2013-2015 Range Rover and 2014-2015 Range Rover Sport models that their vehicles may fail to warn them when a door fails to latch properly. The issue isn’t with the door hardware, but rather with faulty body computer software; Land Rover dealers will update the software.
Land Rover is also the subject of a smaller recall: 45 examples of the 2012 LR4 model may have panoramic sunroof panels that were improperly attached to the vehicle. The roof assembly may come loose and detach from the moving vehicle, potentially injuring bystanders or causing property damage. Dealers are instructed to inspect the sunroof panels and where necessary, apply new adhesive to properly attach them to the roof opening.