Honda to expand recall for faulty airbag inflators in certain vehicles

February 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by BNO News  

TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) – Honda announced on Tuesday a recall expansion that will notify all owners of a number of Honda vehicles to visit an authorized dealer to replace a faulty airbag inflator that can cause injury.

Honda previously announced a 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.

In total, Honda said they are aware of 12 incidents related to this issue as of February. Honda concluded that while they are not aware of any events that have occurred after July 2009, they cannot be completely certain that the driver’s airbag inflator in the vehicles being added to this recall at this time will perform as designed, and stated that they will be adding certain 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and selected 2002 Acura TL vehicles to this recall.

Honda will be announcing this recall expansion to encourage all owners of these vehicles to take their vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification from Honda that their vehicle is affected. Notification to customers will start within this month.

Regarding the concern of this nature, Honda said that nothing is more important to the company than fulfilling our obligation and responsibility to alert our customers.

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