Car accident injuries are supposed to be reduced by air bags. However, according to ABC Action News, Honda has now added to the millions of vehicles being recalled because of air bag problems – problems so severe that the air bag can shoot pieces of metal into the passenger compartment.
The culprit may not be the automakers, but rather the parts supplier, Takata Corp. Nevertheless, the vehicles in higher humidity weather are subject to the urgent danger because humidity can cause the air bag propellant to burn too fast and potentially blow apart metal canisters. Already, the problem has been linked to four deaths.
The newly recalled Honda vehicles were sold or registered in 13 high-humidity states and territories, including Florida. The recall covers the 2003 to 2005 Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2003-2004 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Pilot and the 2006 Ridgeline. Also included are the 2003-2005 Acura MDX and the 2005 Acura RL.
To know if you vehicle is part of the recall, click here for a list of the vehicles that may be in danger.
Drive safely and watch out for those who don’t!
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