Honda adds 273,000 vehicles to recall

December 2, 2011

Honda adds 273,000 vehicles to previously expanded recall due to faulty airbags
Dec 2, 2011 11:30 AM

Honda has expanded a previously announced recall of certain 2001 through 2003 Honda and Acura vehicles, to include about 273,000 additional vehicles, because driver’s air bags can deploy with too much force, potentially causing injury or fatality.

Honda will replace the driver’s airbag inflator, originally installed in approximately 273,000 additional vehicles sold in the U.S., because faulty inflators may deploy with too much pressure causing the casing to rupture.

This past May, Honda announced it was adding another 833,000 vehicles to an earlier recall because of concerns over air bag safety.
The latest recall adds the model year 2001 to 2003 Odyssey and 2003 Pilot, in addition to vehicles from the previously announced recall of the following model years:

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

Separately, Honda has also determined that approximately 640 affected driver’s airbag service parts were sold for installation in vehicles for collision repair or other vehicle service. Because Honda is unable to determine the specific vehicles that may have received the affected service parts through existing information, Honda will inspect an additional approximately 603,000 vehicles and replace those parts as necessary.

Honda is aware of several incidents related to this recall, and its further expansions. Vehicle owners can take their vehicle to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive mailed notification from Honda. Notification to the expanded group of customers will begin in late December.

Also in late December, consumers will also be able to determine if their vehicle requires repair by going online or calling. Honda owners can visit www.recalls.honda.com or call 800-999-1009, and select option 4. Acura owners can visit www.recalls.acura.com or call 800-382-2238, and select option 4.

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