Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Honda recalls vehicles for defective airbags

On the heels of massive recalls by Toyota of many of its most popular models for a variety of dangerous defects, Honda has now announced a recall of several models as a result of reports of incidents resulting from defective airbags. The recall affects 2001 and 2002 Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda Odyssey, and Honda CR-V models, as well as some 2002 Acura TL models. Additionally, the defect may be present on certain Honda Pilot and Acura CL models.

The defect stems from potential overinflation of airbags. In a collision, the airbags could inflate with excess pressure, causing them to burst prematurely, leading to serious injuries or death for the occupants of the vehicle. It has been reported that the defect has been linked to at least eleven injuries and one death.

The recall is an expansion of an earlier recall from June 2009. Honda expects to begin notifying customers of this dangerous defect this month, and advises owners to take their vehicles to dealers for repair as soon as possible once the notification is received

Honda Press Release

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