Honda is extending airbag recall on 440,000 autos

Posted on Sunday, 2 August 2009 , 02:08:16 byEmil

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Honda is extending airbag recall on 440,000 autos

Honda expands a recall made earlier of Accord, Acura TL and Civic cars on a airbag inflator (damaged) which could be sending shrapnel via an inflated airbag. So, this recall is affecting now 440,000 autos.

The recall includes a few 2001-2002 Accords, Civics from 2001 and Acura TL sedans 2002-2003. Honda supposedly just recalled around 300,000 later unit Accords but... that was incorrect; the only Accord models affected are the ones between 2001 – 2002.

Some injuries and one fatality occurred because of the faulty airbag inflator, said a representative of Honda, nothing new here, the problem existed but it's an expansion of late past year recall.

The owners of these damaged Accords, TLs and Civics should immediately contact the local dealership if they want to ask something.