Honda Expands Recall to Over 1.5 Million Vehicles due to Airbag Defect

By Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari on December 15, 2011

The American Honda Motor Company, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has expanded the recall of vehicles affected by a defective front airbag to approximately 1,709,477 vehicles. The original recall began at the end of June 2011.

This recall is result of a defective driver’s side airbag inflator, which, in the event of a crash requiring deployment of the airbag, could inflate with an inordinate amount of internal pressure. Subsequently, the pressure could cause the inflator to rupture and release metal fragments that can strike and injure the driver and other vehicle occupants. The vehicles included in this recall include the:

  • 2003 Acura CL
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2003 Honda Civic
  • 2002-2003 Honda CR-V
  • 2001-2003 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot

Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified and dealers will inspect vehicles for a defective airbag inflator and replace it, if necessary, at no-cost. Owners of vehicles in the expanded recall will be notified this month. For additional information, owners may call Honda at (800) 999-1009. This recall is related to the following recall campaign numbers: 08V-593, 09V-259, and 10V-041.

The purpose of airbags is to provide the driver and passengers with a level of safety in the event of a crash. Safety features must operate correctly, be fit for the purpose intended, and not create hazards themselves by their very use.

If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective airbag, contact the experienced New Jersey air bag defect lawyers at Blume Forte to learn more about your legal rights and options. We have successfully obtained settlements and verdicts for clients with meritorious claims and can help you determine if your claim may be viable to pursue. Call (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.

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