I checked with Stokes Honda North here in SC, and confirmed that my 2011 base 6MT CR-Z is part of the recall. They weren't able to give me much info, but I did get them to schedule my fix, or at least create a floating "appointment" until they can actually get the part. I felt it was very important to get that in writing, so that I had proof I had tried to get it fixed, and was turned down (for the time being).
I also asked about a replacement vehicle, and was told that there were no loaners, only rentals. They let me drive off, after knowing my car was potentially unsafe.
When I got home, I called the number on the Honda Owner's Site (1-888-234-2138), and spoke with a rep named "Geneva". She again confirmed that my car is under the recall. I asked her if I should continue driving it, or not, and she replied, "Whichever makes you feel safer."
I then referenced the notice on the Honda Owners Site, which includes this language:
In addressing the Takata airbag inflator issue, our priorities are:
1) Informing all owners affected by these recalls and encouraging them to contact an authorized dealer to schedule a repair.
2) Increasing the supply of replacement airbag inflators in order to accelerate the pace of repairs.
3) Working with our dealers to ensure a positive experience for our customers throughout the entire process of scheduling and completing each repair – including making available a loaner or rental vehicle if there is any wait for the required repairs.
"Dealer Repair & Rental Policy, and Support
Authorized Honda and Acura dealerships will make appropriate repairs at no charge to the customer. If an owner requests alternative transportation while awaiting repair, while the repair is in progress, or if there is a delay in repairing an affected vehicle, Honda and Acura dealers are authorized to provide a free loaner or rental vehicle.
Honda has made changes to corporate policies concerning loaner and rental vehicles to ensure a seamless customer experience. For example, dealers may now loan vehicles to teenage drivers, who are generally prohibited from renting or borrowing vehicles due to insurance policies. Honda has also increased associated reimbursement rates to dealers, and empowered them to loan and rent vehicles to affected customers without seeking pre-approval from Honda.
"Geneva", the phone rep, then told me that in order to get a loaner car, my case would have to escalated to a "Rental Assistance Liason" officer. I asked to go ahead and escalate my case, and I am now waiting to hear back...
"John", my Case Manager, called back from American Honda. He stated that Honda will provide a loaner a no charge, and asked which dealership I'd like to work with. He then contacted the dealership, and the service department there (who previously told me there were no loaners) set me up for an appointment to pick up a rental (at no charge) tomorrow morning.