Honda is recalling more than 800,000 vehicles to add to previous recalls addressing an issue with faulty airbags, according to news reports.
Honda Motor Co. said approximately 833,000 vehicles could have the defective driver’s side air bags, which can inflate with too much force and a casing can break and cause injury or death, according to news reports.
Vehicles included in the extended recall are: 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic, 2002 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models.
The affected vehicles had replacement airbags installed after collisions. Honda said nearly 430 faulty air bags were installed after crashes, but aren’t sure which vehicles received the replacements.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already urged Honda to recall 4,000 2001 Accords and Civics and 378,000 additional cars, bringing the total recalled vehicles to 822,000, according to news reports.
So far, 12 reports in incidents have been linked to the faulty airbags, including one death and 11 injuries.
As a Seattle car accident attorney, I urge drivers with this vehicle to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid any future car accidents or personal injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled product, contact a personal injury lawyer in Seattle.