Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Honda Expands Older Model Recall To Replace Airbag Inflator

Honda has expanded a previously announced recall of certain 2001 and 2002 model-year vehicles to replace the driver's airbag inflator in an additional 378,758 vehicles in the U.S. The driver's airbag inflators in these vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury or fatality. Certain 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic (pictured above), Odyssey, CR-V, and selected 2002 Acura TL vehicles are being added to this recall. Last July Honda expanded that recall to include approximately 440,000 model year 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic and certain 2002 Acura TL vehicles. To date, Honda is aware of a total of twelve incidents.