by Francisco Guerra, IV. on 01/08/2012
Honda has expanded its previous airbag recall from 2008 for specific 2001 through 2003 Honda and Acura vehicles. The Honda airbag recall pertains to driver's airbag inflators originally installed in hundreds of thousands of vehicles sold throughout the United States.
Affected driver's airbag inflators may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture. Honda has not been able to track down all of the defective parts, and therefore was forced to expand their airbag recall.
This recall now includes certain 2001 and 2002 Honda Accord, 2001 to 2003 Honda Civic, 2001 to 2003 Honda Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 Honda CR-V, 2003 Honda Pilot, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles.
All Honda and Acura vehicle owners of the models included above should receive mailed notification from Honda beginning in late December 2011.
Defective Driver’s Airbag Inflators
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Honda driver's airbag inflators can produce excessive internal pressure. If an affected airbag deploys, the increased pressure can cause a rupture, which will send metal fragments through the airbag cushion into the vehicle.
Honda’s defective airbags have already resulted in a multiple severe personal injuries and at least one death.
The law firm of Watts Guerra Craft is nationally known for handling automotive defect product liability cases. We have the experience, financial resources, access to airbag experts, and name-recognition with major automobile manufacturers. If you or someone you care about have been injured by a defective Honda airbag, please contact us today.
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