Honda recalling 833,000 vehicles in the US due to flawed air-bag components

Article by Christian A., on May 2, 2011

Honda Motor Co. is adding 833,000 vehicles to a U.S. recall of Acura and Honda brand models relating to flawed air-bag components, the company announced in an e-mailed statement. The company will check the vehicles that belonged to the model years from 2001 to 2003 that may have utilized the flawed component.

According to the statement, a number of the flawed service components were installed in these cars during a collision repair or other car service.

The company is unable to determine which specific units have the flawed parts, thus, notifications were sent to the owners of all potentially affected cars.

Honda explained that the flawed air-bag inflators may deploy too forcefully and may cause the casing of the inflator to rupture. These can lead to fatalities or injuries of the people inside the vehicle.

Customer notification is to commence during the late parts of this month. According to the company, the units covered by the recall include, 2003 Acura 3.2 CL coupes and some 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL sedans; 2002 and 2003 CR-V sport-utility vehicles; 2002 Odyssey minivans; and some 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic cars.

Last year, the company recalled 437,763 units of Acura and Honda models to inspect for faulty air-bag systems, which were supplied by Takata Corp. in Japan. The U.S. unit of the company is based in Torrance, California.

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