Certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they cause further injuries or fatalities.
The higher-risk inflators are in certain 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles:
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2002-2003 AcuraTL
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Acura CL
- 2003 Honda Pilot
The inflators in these particular vehicles contain a manufacturing defect which greatly increases the potential for dangerous rupture. Federal regulators warn owners of these vehicles not to drive, unless they are taking their vehicle to the dealership for repairs. Dealerships encourage owners to call and provide their VIN to determine if their automobile is on the recall list and if parts are available.
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