Honda has announced a new campaign in the ongoing Takata airbag recall.
This recall affects about 1.39 million vehicles and is specifically for the passenger side airbag inflator in the 2001-2005 Civic and 2003-2007 Accord. That brings the total number of recalled Honda vehicles up to 2.3 million as a result of faulty Takata airbag inflators.
The faulty inflators can explode with too much force, shooting shrapnel into the passenger compartment of the vehicle. So far, seven deaths have been attributed to this problem.
Initially, Honda was only calling back vehicles from high humidity states as Takata linked excess moisture with the defective inflators. Under pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda has now decided to expand the recall across the country.
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