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Recalls on the airbag issue to extend with 2001-2003 Honda Acura

If by chance, you own any of Honda’s models from the 2001 to 2003, there are high chances that your dealer might want to make an inspection before the replacements of some of the potential airbag components that are defective.

The problems that are identified with the airbag based on which recalls were made by the company for some of the models from 2001 to 2003 is of the inflators in the airbag that sets out the airbag with a pressure beyond the limits which cause the casing of the inflator to shatter thereby the fragments of metals are thrown apart through the airbag itself which is considered to cause life threatening situations.

Honda had the opinion that vehicle recall was only for its older models as the latest models did not have any complaints but at a given point of time when a driver module of airbag was replaced after an accident, it had to expand its recall to a huge number of 833,000 to identify a number of 2430 which were defective in its air bag inflators.

The above recall was expanded after an inspection as a result of a recall of an approximate of 826,000 vehicles in United States.

The models that are included in the recall are the 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2001-2002 Honda Civic, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2002-2003 Honda Acura 3.2 TL, 2002-2003 CR-V, and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models.

The recalls began after twelve incidents that included a death due to the fact that airbag inflator being defective. The first recall started way back in June 2009 for 2001 Honda Civic and Accord models for around 4000 units. Its efforts were doubled on 2010 February.

Honda has stated to its consumers that if the owners are to hold the vehicles that are defective, they are likely to get calls from their dealers. Toll free number and websites are available for the owners to check on the recall.

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