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Honda’s Airbag Recall

May 3, 2011 by staff 

Honda’s Airbag Recall, Honda announced it is expanding an existing memory for air bag inflators defective in certain Honda and Acura vehicles. If your car or SUV is affected, the airbags can be inflated with too much pressure. “This recall includes some 2001 and 2002 and the Agreement Civic, Odyssey 2002, 2002 and 2003, CR-V, selected for 2002 and 2003 Acura TL 3.2, 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles,” Honda said in a press release. “To ensure that all recalled 2,430 inflator airbag parts replaced, the recall is being expanded to include some 833 000 vehicles that require inspection.”

Reason for the automaker to expand the withdrawal is not due to manufacturing defects. “Unlike the first two points airbags for the driver at fault, the latest recall covers vehicles that are manufactured with defective parts, but potentially defective parts Honda was installed after they have been involved in a collision” enter the left lane news. “Because the Honda can not accurately determine which vehicles have defective parts, the automaker has to recall all 833,000 vehicles and check to determine if they contain hazardous air bag inflators.

If you’re vehicle is affected, you’ll want to get in the inspection from the defective pumps can be fatal. “Honda has called back 1.6 million vehicles on the subject since 2008. At least 12 cases and one death linked to the issue since 2010,” says the Detroit News. “Honda said it has learned that some defective parts were installed in these vehicles during repairs and is notifying all owners, as it has not been able to determine the specific vehicles that received the parties.”

The owners of Honda and Acura vehicles affected can expect to be reported in late May. Meanwhile, you can contact Honda at 800-999-1009 or www.recalls.honda.com directly with any concerns.

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