December 6, 2011

The Japanese Automaker, Honda Motor Company, announced late last week that they are recalling 304,000 vehicles from around the world due to an airbag fault. According to ABC News, 273,000 of those vehicles are in the United States and Canada.

The recall is being issued in response to defective airbag inflators that could, in the case of an accident, over inflate airbags causing them to burst. An explosion of this caliber could send metal shards and debris flying that could potentially cause injuries or death. Honda acknowledged that 20 accidents and two deaths, both of which occurred in 2009, have been associated with the recall.

Affected models include:

  • 2001 and 2002 Accord
  • 2001 to 2003 Civic
  • 2001 to 3003 Odyssey
  • 2002 and 2003 CR-V
  • 2003 Pilot
  • 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL
  • 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

This most recent recall will now bring the tally up to six total recalls the company has made since 2008 for the same problem. An estimated two million cars, vans, trucks, and SUV’s made by the company have been recalled over that 3-year period. Earlier this year, the company recalled 700,000 vehicles for stalling engines.

The Texas Car Product Liability Attorneys with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers understand the dangers that faulty equipment on a motor vehicle can pose for a driver or passenger. That is why the firm is so passionate about helping victims of accidents caused by vehicle malfunction. Contact us today if you have been hurt.

by Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers |