Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—May 4, 2011
Summary: Honda is recalling certain:
- model year 2001 – 2002 Honda Accord and Civic 2-door and 4-door,
- model year 2002 – 2003 CR-V,
- model year 2002 Odyssey,
- model year 2003 Acura CL, 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 approximately 2,430 air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts in the event, for one example, a covered vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the driver’s air bag, and the replacement air bags installed was one that may have contained a defective inflator.
Consequence: 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.
Remedy: 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 is expected to begin on or before June 27, 2011. Owners may contact Honda at 800-999-1009. This Safety Recall Campaign is related to Recalls 08V-593, 09V-259, and 10V-041.
Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.