Posted On: February 21, 2010 by Christopher T. Hurley

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to nearly 400,000 More Cars

Perhaps taking some pressure off its competitor, Toyota, in the recall hot seat, Honda has announced that it is “recalling 378,000 additional vehicles because the driver’s side air bag may deploy too forcefully, causing an injury or death.” (New York Times, Jensen, 2/9). Last year, Honda recalled 440,000 vehicles for the same reason, which expanded an earlier recall affecting few thousand vehicles in 2008.

The expanded recall affects 2001-2 Accord, Civic, Odyssey and CR-V models, and some 2002 Acura TLs. As always, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration website, is the best place for detailed and updated information.
Thus far, he automaker has admitted it was aware of 12 accidents stemming from airbag issues that caused at least one fatality.

Honda has been the subject of an NTSHA investigation, which said it was evaluating the “timeliness” of Honda’s recalls. The agency noted “failure to respond promptly, truthfully and completely could subject Honda to significant civil penalties.” As a car and truck accident lawyer in Chicagoland, I think it is important to note that prompt recalls are the responsibility of automakers. If Honda unduly delayed recalling vehicles it knew were defective, sanctions should follow.

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