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May 2, 2011 11:35 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Honda expands recall on air bags

DETROIT (AP) - Honda Motor Co. is expanding a recall so it can
check the driver's air bags on another 833,000 vehicles for a
possible defect.

The automaker said it's adding the vehicles to a previous recall
because some may have had faulty air bags installed when they were
fixed after a crash.
Honda said in a statement Monday night that the air bags can
inflate with too much force and a casing can break and cause injury
or death. Vehicles being added to the recall include some 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, 2002 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2002 and 2003
Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models.

Honda said 2,430 faulty air bags were installed after crashes,
but it doesn't know which vehicles got them. So the recall is being expanded to include 833,000 vehicles that might need inspection.

Owners will be notified by mail in late May. If an owner is
confident the air bag hasn't been replaced, they can notify the
company. All others should have their vehicle checked by a dealer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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