Shopping for a used Honda? Own a 2001 or 2002 Honda or Acura? Read on, because the automaker has announced a recall of 438,000 vehicles to replace a potentially faulty airbag deflator. In a worse case scenario, the deflator can shatter during an air bag deployment, increasing the driver’s risk for injury. One fatality and eleven injuries have been documented in the United States.
Vehicles recalled are 2001 and 2002 model year Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and Pilot. Also recalled are 2002 Acura TL and CL models.
The latest recall continues campaigns announced in November 2008 and June 2009, which originally covered 510,00 vehicles. Today’s announcement marks the second major recall in two weeks; last week the automaker recalled 646,000 Fit/Jazz models worldwide for electrical short problems with window switch assemblies.
Source: The Washington Post