Honda Recalls 379,000 Cars Due To Airbag Hazard

Honda has announced that they are expanding a recall originally made public in July 2009 for a defect in the airbag system in 2001-02 Accords and Civics. Honda, who also makes the Acura brand, also announced it may affect 2002 TL’s. The expansion of the recall now puts 2001-02 Odyssey and CV-R’s into the model’s recalled. Additionally, one Honda Pilot and one Acura CL may be affected.

The main focus of the recall is an airbag inflator. In the makes and models listed above it has been found that some can expand with too much pressure. When the pressure builds, the inflator casing will become weak and can break causing injury or even death. The airbag defect has been linked back to a total of 11 injuries and one fatality.

You can view Honda’s official word on the recall here.