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Honda’s recent airbag recall in North America is a growing problem for the auto maker. The recall, which affect 2001 to 2003 model Honda and Acura vehicles, is related to a faulty airbag module that might have been replaced by a defected service part, when the original driver’s airbag was changed.
This latest recall notice means Honda has to service an additional 833,000 vehicle. That is on top of the 437,763 units Honda had recalled last year for the same issue.
The faulty part is the airbag inflator, which could fail in the event of a crash, resulting in potential serious injury to the driver.
Vehicles affected include some 2001 to 2002 Honda Accord and Civic, 2002 Odyssey, 2002 to 2003 CR-V and Acura 3.2 TL, and 2003 3.2 CL coupes.
So if your vehicle is affected, Honda will send out recall letters by the end of May.