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Honda recall: Nearly 400,000 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V and Acura TL models may have faulty airbags

Honda recall: Nearly 400,000 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V and Acura TL models may have faulty airbags 1Now, it’s Honda’s turn again. And this time it’s used cars — some a decade old. The Japanese manufacturer has announced it’s recalling 378,758 vehicles in the United States to fix an airbag defect linked to 11 injuries and one fatality.

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The newest recalls applies to 2001 and 2002 model-year Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and 2002 Acura TL vehicles.

The move expands a recall first announced in November 2008 for less than 4,000 Accord and Civic sedans due to faulty airbag inflators. The initial recall was expanded in July 2009 to cover an additional 440,000 vehicles.

Honda recall: Nearly 400,000 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V and Acura TL models may have faulty airbags 2
In some vehicles, airbag inflators may deploy with too much pressure, causing the inflator casing to rupture, potentially resulting in injury or fatality, Honda said.

The company said it was not aware of any new incidents after the airbag recall was first broadened in July 2009.

“However, we have concluded that we cannot be completely certain that the driver’s airbag inflator in the vehicles being added to this recall at this time will perform as designed,” a Honda spokesperson said in a statement.

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