Honda expands recall on airbag defect

Units sold in the Philippines not affected by recall
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Feb 10, 2010

The recalls in the automotive industry seem endless. This time, Honda has announced the expansion of its recall program due to airbag concerns.

More than 437,000 units of 2001 and 2002 Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V and a some 2002 units of the Acura TL are being recalled as their airbag inflator may deploy with too much pressure that can cause the inflator casing to rupture and result in injury or fatality.

The recall is an expansion of two previous recalls due to Honda's continued investigation of the equipment even though there have been "no incidents of airbag failure reported for vehicles included this time, since the previous recall notification."

Earlier recalls were in November 2008 and June 2009 in North America, and July 2009 in Japan. For the latest recall, 378,758 units in the United States, 41,685 units in Canada, 4,042 units in Japan, and 13,278 units in other countries.

Honda Cars Philippines assured local owners of the above-mentioned vehicles that they have no reason to worry.

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"Parts used for the locally sold Honda models are different from those included in the recall," Honda Philippines said a statement.

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