Monday, December 5, 2011

Honda issues a recall for airbag defect

Previously Honda has announced a recall for around 273,000 cars sold in the U.S to replace the driver's airbag inflator. The models being affected were the Honda and Acura vehicles from model years 2001 through 2003.

Affected driver's airbag inflators may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator’s exterior to burst and may also result in injury or fatality.

Honda CR-V
Honda CR-V

Honda has also predicted that an approximate of 640 affected driver's airbag service parts were sold for installation in vehicles due to collision repair or other vehicle service.

As of now Honda is unable to determine the specific vehicles that have received the affected service parts.

Hence Honda will conduct an additional inspection on more than 603,000 vehicles and replace those parts as necessary.

The models come under this recall includes:
  • Certain 2001 and 2002 Accord

  • 2001 to 2003 Civic

  • 2001 to 2003 Odyssey

  • 2002 and 2003 CR-V

  • 2003 Pilot

  • 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL

  • 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles

Notification to the expanded group of customers will begin in late December 2011. In late December, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line or calling.

Honda owners can go to or call (800) 999-1009 and select option 4

Acura owners can go to or call (800) 382-2238 and select option 4.

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