Honda Recall: Everything You Need to Know to Be Safe

hondaHonda Motor Co. issued a recall today of about 304,000 cars worldwide due to faulty airbags. The recall first started in 2008 and has continued over the years. The problem with some cars is that when the airbag deploys, it does so with too much force, sending bits of plastic and metal flying that have caused multiple injuries and two deaths here in the U.S. The Honda recall is one to be taken seriously.

It's scary to think that the one thing that's supposed to be your savior in an accident is one of the things that's causing you harm. Airbags are something we rely on for safety. To think they're contributing to the dangers of driving is a little disconcerting. Everything you need to know about the recall after the jump.

  • The recall affects the Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot, CR-V, and others made between 2001 and 2002.
  • It mostly affects cars in the U.S. -- 273,000 of the 304,000 defected cars are in America.
  • The cause for this latest recall is due to an incorrect chemical that's used to deploy the airbags.
  • This is the fifth and hopefully final recall issued by Honda. They think this airbag problem will be solved after this round.
  • If you're a Honda owner, you'll likely receive a letter in the mail from the company that will have instructions and further information.
  • In the meantime, you can call 1-800-999-1009 or tweet at them @HondaCustSvc for additional info.

Do you own a Honda? Are you concerned about the recall?


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