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Honda Expands Air Bag Recall

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By Admin on May 06, 2011 6:46 AM

Love that early 2000's Honda? You might need to take it back to the dealership, as Honda has expanded an air bag recall.

Honda has expanded a previous recall to check driver's air bags to include another 833,000 vehicles. The added vehicles include 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, 2002 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models.

Honda announced that 2,430 faulty air bags were installed after crashes, but it doesn't know which vehicles got them. So the recall is being expanded to include 833,000 vehicles that might need inspection, reports the Associated Press.

The air bags can inflate too forcefully, causing the air bag inflator casing to break, according to Honda. Injury or death can result.

The expanded recall adds 833,000 vehicles to a recall of 437,763 vehicles Honda announced last year. That recall also focused on inspecting air bag modules for defective deployment, as reported by Bloomberg News.

Owners of the affected models will get notices from Honda by mail in late May. An owner who knows the air bag hasn't been replaced can notify Honda. All other owners should have their vehicle checked by a dealer.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) allows owners to search vehicle recalls, including manufacturers' voluntary recalls, to see if their make, model and year are affected by a recall. The original Honda air bag recall appears on in NHTSA's database.

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