Nichol Lynn Barker Pahlck’s 2002 Honda Accord was involved in a “crash that should not have been fatal,” according to Florida authorities.
Pahlck allegedly purchased the 2002 Honda Accord from a private seller in 2016, and although the family denies receiving any recall notices, Honda said in previous statements that 21 airbag recall notices were mailed over the years to registered owners of the Accord, including 10 recall notices sent to the current owner.
In any event, the driver’s side airbag inflator was never replaced.
The 2002 Accord is part of the Takata “High Risk” list. Regardless, these stories are hard to read and point to the importance of getting any recalled inflators replaced.