Honda expands airbag recall to an additional 378,758 units

It seems like Toyota isn’t the only with recall woes. After issuing a global recall of 646,000 units of its Fit, Jazz and City models over a faulty window switch, Honda said that it will be expanding a previously announced recall to replace an airbag inflator in an additional 378,758 U.S. vehicles.

“In total, Honda is aware of 12 incidents related to this issue as of February 2010,” Honda said in a statement “While Honda was aware of two additional events when the decision to first expand the recall was made in July 2009, we are not aware of any new events that have occurred after July 2009. However, we have concluded that we cannot be completely certain that the driver’s airbag inflator in the vehicles being added to this recall at this time will perform as designed. Therefore, we have decided to add certain 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and selected 2002 Acura TL vehicles to this recall.”

The original recall was issued in July 2009, and it including 2001 and 2002 Accords and Civics as well as some 2002 Acura TLs.

Honda owners can go to recalls or call (800) 999-1009; Acura owners can go to or call (800) 382-2238.

– By: Omar Rana