Most automakers, including Honda, releases recall information on their official websites. Honda.com provides a search tool where consumers can check if the vehicle they are purchasing or own has been recalled. The site also provides information on how to look for the vehicle identification number.
Aside from the official Honda website, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also releases timely recall information on its official website and on SaferCar.gov. Aside from the recall advisory, these sites also inform consumers if their vehicles have not been fixed but are listed as part of a safety recall within the last 15 years. Car review websites, such as Edmunds.com, also often have a complete list of recalled Honda cars as well as the date and reasons for the safety recall.
In 2014, Honda tied with Acura as the automaker with the third highest recall rate. Models that have been recalled by Honda include the Crosstour, Element, Fit, Odyssey and Civic. The latest cars recalled by Honda were the 2008 Honda Pilot SUV, the 2004 Honda Civic and the 2001 Honda Accord. Honda cited defective airbag inflators as the reason for these recalls. The airbags for Honda vehicles are manufactured by Takata Corp, rather than Honda itself.