Honda Motors has announced a recall of certain 2001 through 2003 model-year Honda and Acura vehicles in United States to fix an airbag problem.
This recall includes certain 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, 2002 Odyssey; 2002 and 2003 CR-V, selected 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles. To ensure that all 2,430 recalled airbag inflator service parts are replaced, the recall is being expanded to include approximately 833,000 vehicles that may require inspection, the carmaker said in a statement.
Owners of all potentially affected vehicles are being notified because Honda has not been able to determine which specific vehicles received one of those parts, the company said in a release.
The replacement driver's airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury or fatality.
Notification to the expanded group of customers will begin in late May 2011.
in addition to contacting customers by mail, in late May, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line or calling. Honda owners can go to www.recalls.honda.com or call (800) 999-1009 and select option 4; Acura owners can go to www.recalls.acura.com or call (800) 382-2238 and select option 4.