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Honda? Acura? Better get a ride home !


Replies to: Honda? Acura? Better get a ride home !

  • MommaJMommaJ Registered User Posts: 5,759 Senior Member
    Ah, sometimes timing in life is just right. My S just bought a new car, to be picked up tomorrow. Finally giving up on his old Honda which had 150K+ miles on it and is in such bad shape he thinks he may have to have it towed to the dealership to get his $500 trade-in allowance. It was on the do-not-drive list.
  • sylvan8798sylvan8798 Registered User Posts: 6,760 Senior Member
    S's Honda is a 1998 - I wonder if they even go back that far with their recalls?
  • CT1417CT1417 Registered User Posts: 4,331 Senior Member
    Does anyone know how long air bags last? My boys are driving a 16 year old SUV, and while the car has never been in an accident, is there any way to confirm that the air bags will still function?
  • YoHoYoHoYoHoYoHo Registered User Posts: 2,001 Senior Member
    2004 Acura got airbags fixed a while ago.
    2011 Honda recently recalled, brought it in today, and parts so back ordered that they anticipated many months before airbag came in. They said don't have anyone ride in front passenger seat. Bleh.
  • Madison85Madison85 Registered User Posts: 10,693 Senior Member
    edited July 2016
    If your Honda driver-side airbag is defective and the repair is delayed (parts not available or scheduling), then your Honda dealer is supposed to either give you a loaner or pay for a rental for you (from Enterprise) until your car can be repaired. The rental may not be offered up front to you so be aware that you may need to request it.

    If it is only the front passenger-side airbag then you'll likely be told to just not have anyone sit there, though you can request a review for a rental if you regularly have several people in the car.


    Should there be any wait for the replacement of driver’s airbag inflator, our dealers are prepared to provide alternative transportation in the form of a loaner or rental vehicle, free of charge, until your own vehicle is repaired. Honda will directly review loaner vehicle requests from Honda and Acura owners of vehicles requiring only replacement of the passenger front airbag inflator through its Automobile Customer Service office at (888) 234-2138.
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