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Honda recalls another 833,000 vehicles for air bags

Consumer Reports News: May 03, 2011 03:23 PM

Concerns over airbag safety continues to plague Japanese automaker, Honda. The company announced it was adding another 833,000 vehicles to earlier recalls involving driver's air bags that deploy with too much force during collisions.

In this latest recall, Honda says 2,430 faulty airbags were installed as repairs to customer vehicles after a collision. But since the company cannot accurately track down which Honda received the flawed air bags, Honda broadened its search to include the following models:

  • 2001-02 Accord
  • 2001-03 Civic
  • 2002 Odyssey
  • 2002-03 CR-V
  • 2002-03 Acura 3.2 TL
  • 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

Since November 2008, Honda has recalled some 1.7 million of its cars for air bag concerns. At its last similar expanded recall in February 2010, Honda said the too-powerful air bags have been involved in 12 incidents, including one fatality.

Later this month, Honda will mail notices to customers affected by this expanded recall, instructing them to bring their vehicles in to a dealership for a free air bag inspection.

For more information, Honda owners can go to www.recalls.honda.com or call (800) 999-1009. Acura owners can go to www.recalls.acura.com or call (800) 382-2238.

Honda Expands Air-Bag Recall to 833,000 Additional Vehicles [NY Times]
Honda recalls 833,000 more cars for dangerous airbags [USA Today]
Honda Expands Recall to Check 833,000 Air Bags [AP via ABCNews]

Paul Eng

   

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