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Exploding airbags? Honda issues major recall.

Honda has announced that 876,000 of its cars may contain airbags that could explode if deployed.  In a notice posted on its website, the company stated that “affected drivers’ airbag inflators may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury or fatality.” The airbags have caused at least 20 accidents, including two deaths.

The recall includes 273,000 2001-2003 Acura and Honda vehicles.  However, the company admitted that it does not have the information to determine which other vehicles may have received the defective parts.  Thus, “Honda will inspect an additional approximately 603,000 vehicles and replace those parts as necessary.”  Those 603,000 vehicles include certain 2001 and 2002 Accord, 2001 to 2003 Civic, 2001 to 2003 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2003 Pilot, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models.

The recall expands on earlier efforts to fix a problem that has plagued the company since 2008.  Worldwide, approximately 2 million vehicles have been included in the recalls.

Honda will begin notifying affected customers later this month.  Customers can go also go online to determine if their vehicle is included in the recall.   If you drive a Honda, visit or call (800) 999-1009; if you drive an Acura, visit or call (800) 382-2238. Be sure to have your car’s VIN.


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