Honda adds 833,000 vehicles to airbag recall

 Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Honda Motor Co Ltd expanded an earlier recall of Honda and Acura vehicles over airbags that could deploy with too much pressure, causing injuries or fatalities, the company said. The expanded recall adds more than 833,000 vehicles for the model years 2001 through 2003. Some of these vehicles contain replacement airbags that could contain the defect. Honda is looking for 2,430 replacement airbags that could contain the defect, but could not locate them all, leading to the large recall. This is the fourth time Honda has widened its airbag recall. The first recall related to this issue was in 2008.