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Honda expands recall on airbag inflator

Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 -0700

Honda has expanded a previously announced recall for airbag problems of certain 2001 through 2003 model year Honda and Acura vehicles. The recall now includes vehicles that may have had the original driver's airbag module replaced with a service part.

The replacement airbag inflators could deploy with too much pressure, causing the airbag to rip, resulting in injury or death, according to Honda.

The recall affects certain 2001 and 2002 Accords and Civics, 2002 Odysseys, 2002 and 2003 CR-Vs, as well as selected 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles. To ensure all 2,430 suspect parts are replaced, Honda is recalling 833,000 vehicles.

Honda will begin notifying customers this month.

Owners of the Honda vehicles can determine if their cars require repair by going to or calling (800) 999-1009. Acura owners can call (800) 382-2238 or go to

By Jake Lingeman