Honda expands airbag recall to 833,000 vehicles

2003 Acura CL
2003 Acura CL

Honda announced today that it has expanded a previously announced recall of certain 2001 through 2003 model-year Honda and Acura vehicles to include vehicles that may have had the original driver’s airbag module replaced with an affected service part. The recall is being expanded to include around 833,000 vehicles that may require inspection.

“The replacement driver’s airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury or fatality,” Honda said.

This recall involves certain 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, 2002 Odyssey; 2002 and 2003 CR-V, selected 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles. To ensure that all 2,430 recalled airbag inflator service parts are replaced, a total of 833,000 units are being involved.

Honda owners can go to www.recalls.honda.com or call (800) 999-1009 and select option 4; Acura owners can go to www.recalls.acura.com or call (800) 382-2238 and select option 4.

– By: egmCarTech Staff