There are several active recalls for Honda vehicles as of March 2015, with the largest involving defective air bags used in several models constructed between 2001 and 2003. Honda owners can check the recall status of their vehicle on the Honda recall finder tool located at www.honda.com/recalls.
Honda and several other automakers used airbags produced by the Takata auto parts corporation that can detonate explosively when deployed, leading to injury or death from the force of the explosion and from shrapnel-like fragments emitted by the airbag. These explosions are due to chemical decay of the propellants used in these airbags, which causes the degraded propellants to explode more forcefully than designed. The problem is most prevalent in high-humidity environments, such as Florida, since high moisture levels accelerate the decay process.
Nine Honda models are affected by this recall, including the Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element and Odyssey. Other large Honda recalls include a recall for almost 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans built from 2005 to 2010 to correct a fuel leak that could potentially lead to a fire, a brake booster recall affecting 2006 and 2007 S2000 sports cars, and a recall of over 800,000 Honda vehicles that may roll away suddenly while parked.