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Honda issues "Do Not Drive" advisory for vehicles with Takata air bags

Honda and the U.S. government are warning owners of over 8000 vehicles to not drive them until air bag inflators are replaced.

A "Do Not Drive" advisory was issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday issued a “Do Not Drive” advisory for 2001 through 2003 vehicles with Takata inflators. The inflators have the ability to explode and hurl shrapnel through the vehicle.

The Alpha inflators have a 50% chance of exploding in a crash.

The vehicles have been recalled before but records show no repair made in over 8,000. Honda says it has replaced 99% of the damgerous inflators.

Vehicles affected include the 2001 and 2002 Honda Accord and Civic, the 2002 Honda CR-V and Odyssey SUVs, the 2003 Honda Pilot, the 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and the 2003 Acura 3.2 CL.

Owners can check to see if their cars are covered by going to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and keying in their 17-digit vehicle identification number.