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NEWS:    Honda expands recall for Honda and Acura air bag defect
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V063000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

DECEMBER 2011 -- In December 2011, this recall was expanded to include an additional 272,779 vehicles and 640 air bags sold as replacement parts. Because Honda is unable to ascertain on which vehicles the 604 replacement air bags were installed, an additional 603,241 vehicles are also being recalled. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,709,477. This recall concerns certain vehicles falling within the following make, model, and model year populations, inclusive of this expansion: model year 2001-2002 Honda Accord, model year 2001-2003 Civic 2-door and 4-door model, model year 2002-2003 CR-V, model year 2001-2003 Odyssey, model year 2003 Acura CL, model year 2003 pilot and model year 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles. This recall is related to a series of recalls on these vehicles in which Honda is replacing the inflators within the driver's side air bag to address a defective condition. This recall addresses both air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the driver's air bag. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's air bag, the inflator could produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the inflator to rupture with metal fragments striking and injuring the driver or other occupants. Owners of all vehicles on which a replacement service air bag may have been installed will be notified. Dealers will inspect vehicles, and where a defective air bag inflator is identified, the inflator will be replaced, free of charge. The safety recall began on or about june 27, 2011. Owners of vehicles involved in the december 2011 expansion will be notified in december 2011. This safety recall campaign is related to recalls 08v-593, 09v-259, and 10v-041. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov . 11V-260


NEWS:  Honda recalls 304,035 cars globally for air bag defect

YAHOO NEWS -- December 2,  2011 – Honda Motor Co. announced today it has recalled 304,000 vehicles globally because they may contain defective air bags.
The global recall affects some of Honda and Acura’s most popular models, including the Accord, Civic, Odyssey and Pilot, over concerns that the vehicles’ air bags could burst in a crash due to defective inflators, sending metal and plastic pieces flying and potentially causing injury or death.

Some 273,000 of the cars recalled are in the U.S. and Canada, Honda said.

The recall announced today by the Japanese automaker is the sixth recall since 2008 for the same problem, and brings the total number of cars recalled to nearly 2 million.

By comparison, rival carmaker Toyota has recalled about 12 million vehicles in the past two years, according to the Associated Press.

Earlier this year, Honda recalled nearly 700,000 vehicles in Asia and North America citing stalling engines.

Honda said there have been 20 accidents so far related to the air bag problem, including two deaths in the U.S., both in 2009.

The specific list of cars affected by Honda’s expanded recall includes: 2001 and 2002 Accord, 2001 to 2003 Civic, 2001 to 3003 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2003 Pilot, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

Honda’s expanded recall includes: 2001 and 2002 Accord, 2001 to 2003 Civic, 2001 to 3003 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2003 Pilot, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL