Honda Motor Co. said on Tuesday it would recall about 1.1 million Honda and Acura vehicles in the United States and 83,997 in Canada to replace defective driver's side airbags made by Takata.
The company said in a statement it was aware of one injury linked to the defect that may have caused the airbag to rupture when it was deployed in a crash.
The vehicles involved in the recall were previously repaired using specific Takata desiccated replacement inflators (PSDI-5D) or entire replacement airbag modules containing these inflators. Repairs of the recalled cars would begin immediately in both countries with replacement parts made by alternate suppliers, Honda said.
Transport Canada says the recall only affects certain vehicles that had a Takata airbag inflator installed from 2014 and afterwards during a previous airbag recall or collision repair.
Honda is offering free loaner cars while vehicles are being repaired.
Honda became aware of the issue after a Honda Odyssey crash, in which the front airbag deployed and injured the driver's arm.
An investigation later showed that manufacturing issues at Takata's Mexico plant introduced excessive moisture into the inflator during assembly, leading to the problem.
Affected models include the Honda Accord from 2001 through 2007, the CR-V from 2002 through 2006, the Civic from 2001 through 2005, the Element from 2003 through 2010, the Odyssey from 2002 through 2004, the Pilot from 2003 through 2008 and the Ridgeline from 2006. Also covered are Acura luxury models including the MDX from 2003 through 2006, the EL from 2001 through 2005, the TL from 2002 and 2003 and the CL from 2003.
Reuters, the Associated Press and Canadian Press contributed to this report.