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REPORT: NHTSA probe opened into Honda airbag recall timing

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Nov 9th, 2009 at 4:30PM

Over the last year, Honda has recalled roughly 444,000 vehicles to repair overpressurized airbag inflators in certain 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2001 Civic and 2002-2003 Acura TL models. According to the automaker, there has been one death and multiple injuries stemming from the defect, which can send small metal fragments through the airbag and onto the vehicle's occupants. For whatever reason, the total recall was announced in two separate increments that were eight months apart – and NHTSA wants to know why. Earlier, Honda had said that the problem was traced back to Takata Corp.,... Read More

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