Honda Recall 2011: Honda recalls 304,000 vehicles worldwide due to potential airbag problem

By on Dec 2, 2011 in Automobile, World Comments

Honda Motor Co. announced on Thursday, December 1, 2011 a voluntary of around 304,000 vehicles worldwide and will inspect about 603,000 more due to potential problem in airbags.



2003 Acura 3.2 CL
Image Credit: HondaNews.com

According to a press release by Honda on their official news site that day, the recent Honda recall is an expansion of their earlier recall back in 2008 and 2009, to fix airbags on certain models.

“This recall now 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 and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles.” A statement reads at HondaNews.com.

Honda noted that the purpose of the recall is to replace the driver’s airbag inflator originally installed in approximately 273,000 additional vehicles sold in the US, which may cause excessive pressure and the inflator casing to rupture, and may result to injury or fatality.

As noted in some US news sites, the current Honda recall also affects around 27,000 vehicles in Canada, almost 2,000 vehicles in Japan and another 2,000 in other countries worldwide, making a total of approximately 304,000 vehicles.

In addition, Honda said that around 640 affected driver’s airbag service parts were sold for installation in vehicles for collision repair or other vehicle service and will inspect an additional of about 603,000 vehicles and replace those parts if needed.

In line with this, the Japanese car company said they will send mails to affected costumers late this month and strongly advised that car owners should bring their vehicles to authorized dealer immediately after receiving the notification.



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