Honda Motor Co. has recalled 304,000 vehicles worldwide for faulty airbags that could inflate too much and burst, the company said.
The air bags can inflate with too much pressure during a crash, and possibly send metal and plastic debris flying, possibly causing injury to drivers and passengers. This is the sixth recall in three years for the problem, which the company said has caused 20 known injuries.
Honda said the company believes it has now tracked down all of the vehicles impacted by the faulty air bags -- as many as two million in all -- and hopes this last recall will take care of the problem.
Honda, based in Japan, announced the recall early Friday. Models involved in the recall, which including some 273,000 in the U.S., including the Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot, CR-V, and others -- all manufactured in 2001 and 2002. Vehicles are also being recalled in Canada, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and other locations, Honda said.
Honda last recalled vehicles for the air bag problem in 2008 and 2009.