In addition to the $500 payout to each owner, the settlement includes a free rental car while repairs are being made, as well as reimbursement for “reasonable expenses, including transportation, towing and lost wages or childcare costs, accumulated as a result of the recall.”

Eligible Honda vehicles include:
2001-11 Honda Civic four-door and two-door; 2001-12 Accord 4D-L4, 2001-02 and 2008-12 Accord 4D-V6, 2001-02 and 2008-12 Accord 2D-L4; 2001-02 and 2008-12 Accord 2D-V6; 2002-11 CR-V; 2010-14 Accord Crosstour, 2015 (RC) Accord Crosstour, 2003-15 Pilot, 2002-04 Odyssey, 2006-14 Ridgeline, 2003-11 Element; 2007-14 Fit; 2010-14 Insight; 2011-14 CR-Z; 2015 (RC) CR-Z; 2012-15 Civic 2D and 4D; 2013 Accord 4D-L4, 4D-V6, 2D-L4 and 2D-V6; 2012-16 CR-V.

Eligible Acuras:
2003 CL; 2009-14 TSX; 2011-14 TSX WGN; 2013-15 ILX; 2003-06 MD-X; 2007-15 RDX; 2002-03 and 2009-14 TL/TLX; 2005-12 RL/RL-X; 2010-13 ZD-X; 2010-14 FCX; 2013-15 ILX; 2016 (RC) ILX; 2014-16 RL/RLX; 2017 (RC) RL/RLX; 2013-16 RDX; 2017 (RC) RDX.

Eligible motorcycles: 2006-2017 GL1800.

Honda has been the hardest hit by the Takata airbag problem, which has been linked to at least 16 deaths after airbags ruptured at high velocity inside the cabin. Earlier this year, Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to criminal wire fraud charges brought by the U.S. Justice Department, and agreed to pay $1 billion in damages.

Honda has set up a fact center and fact sheet on the Takata airbags, where you can determine whether your vehicle is being recalled.

Owners of affected models have been advised to get their vehicles repaired at authorized dealers as soon as possible.

Source: USA Today

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