En EspaƱol Get Your Free Case Review Today! Main Menu
713-587-9668
In Houston
800-580-9121
Toll Free

Honda Recalls More Vehicles for Airbag Risk

Photo of Brant Stogner

On Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Honda announced that it would be recalling another 438,000 cars globally to replace an airbag deflator that could and hurl shards toward a driver in an auto accident. Just recently, on January 29th, Honda recalled 646,000 vehicles for a defective window switch. The defective window switch recently caused a Honda Jazz vehicle to be engulfed in flames, which killed a child in South Africa. Now, Honda is claiming that there is a serious defect in its airbags. This all follows the unprecedented recall of millions of vehicles by Toyota.

According to Honda, which is Japan's second largest automaker, its "ongoing investigation determined that the defect was caused by insufficient stamping pressure during the production of the inflator propellant." This new recall by Honda is concentrated mostly here in the United States, where approximately 379,000 vehicles are subject to the recall. Indeed, this latest recall applies to 2001 and 2002 model-year Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, Pilot and 2002 Acura TL and CL vehicles in the United States.

It also appears, according to Honda, that all reports of accidents and injuries stemming from this particular defect have occurred in the United States. This particular defect has been linked to one death and eleven injuries, all of which occurred in the United States. This recent recall by Honda comes at a time when Toyota is under heavy scrutiny for being slow to respond to safety issues.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Us Today
And Get Your Free Case Review

Logo: Texas Best Lawyers Logo: Texas Super Lawyers - Texas Bar College Logo: Lead Counsel Rated Logo: Houston's Top Lawyers Logo: American Trial Lawyers Association
Logo: Abraham Watkins Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers Award Badge Logo: American Board of Trial Advocates - Million Dollar Advocates Forum Logo: The Best Lawyers in America

As Seen On:

Logo: CNN Logo: Houston Chronicle Logo: Houston Public Media Logo: ABC 13 Logo: USA Today Logo: KHOU 11 Logo: KPRC 2 Logo: Fox 26 Logo: Telemundo Logo: Univision