About 87 percent of cars recalled by Honda this week were cars sold in the U.S., according to data released by Honda on Wednesday.
Of the 437,763 vehicles recalled over defects in airbags which could burst when deploying, 86.5 percent were sold in the U.S., 9.5 in Canada, 1 percent in Japan and 3 percent in other countries.
Honda said in a press release that all affected models are made in North America.
Honda's recall was due to inadequate pressure from stamping machinery which failed to keep expanding airbag inflators from bursting, the company said.
We identified that there is a possibility that the defect occurs when the stamping pressure during the production of the inflator propellant is not high enough, Honda said in a press release today.
The company said no airbag failures had occurred in vehicles recalled this week, since the previous recall notification. Several Honda and Acura brand models made in 2001 and 2002 were included in the recall. Vehicles recalled in the U.S. include Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, and Pilot. Acura models involved from the same years are the TL, and CL.
Models recalled in Canada exclude the Pilot and CL. Japanese models recalled are the Inspire, Saber and Lagreat.
The company recalled more than 443,727 vehicles with similar problems in June and July of 2009. An initial recall of 4,205 units in November 2008 attributed problems to excessive moisture intake by the inflator propellant.