This week’s Recall Recap brought to you by airbags…lots and lots of airbags. Also, brakes and shift-interlock issues make an appearance.
The airbag recall that reared its ugly head last week has been officially posted with Transport Canada. We have the details on all the models affected. In addition, some other safety items are causing some turmoil with the Japanese.
Oh, and this is the first week no domestics are on the list. Kinda. I’ll explain below.
First up, NOT the airbag recall. Let’s get the little ones out of the way. Brakes are failing on new Pathfinders and JX35s. A front brake caliper mounting bracket may have been manufactured the opposite of correctly.
[Side note: Google Chrome and almost every other application with spellcheck thinks caliper is an incorrect spelling of the word. We need more gearhead programmers.]
Hondas and Acuras are having dreams of becoming pontoon boats. The shift interlock mechanisms may not work correctly in cold weather, allowing you to shift out of park without depressing the brake pedal. All you people in Wawa, Ontario better get your cars fixed pronto. Models affected include the 2013 Acura RDX and 2012-2013 Honda Odyssey and CR-V.
Okay, here is the biggun – the airbag recall – affecting the Japanese (and one domestic) vehicles. Basically, if you own an early-2000s Japanese vehicle, time to get into the dealer. The one domestic – Pontiac Vibe – is a clone to the Toyota Matrix so it is affected as well. It also happens to be the ONLY domestic on the list this week. GO HOMETEAM GO!
Total Canadian vehicles affected: 274,315.
The model list is as follows: