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Honda recall 08V593000

Honda Recalls 2001 Accord and Civics Due to Defective Air Bag Inflator

Affected Cars:

Make Model Year(s)
Honda Accord 2001
Civic 2001

Body, Interior & Misc., December 19, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview

Honda is recalling 2001 Accords and Civics because the driver's air bag may produce excessive thermal pressure, which may cause the inflator to rupture upon deployment. This will cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag, possibly injuring the occupants. Dealers will replace the air bag inflator free of charge.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08V593000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 3940

Summary: HONDA IS RECALLING 3,940 MY 2001 ACCORD AND CIVIC VEHICLES. THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG INFLATOR COULD PRODUCE EXCESSIVE INTERNAL PRESSURE. IF AN AFFECTED AIR BAG DEPLOYS, THE INCREASED INTERNAL PRESSURE MAY CAUSE THE INFLATOR TO RUPTURE.

Consequence: METAL FRAGMENTS COULD PASS THROUGH THE AIR BAG CUSHION MATERIAL POSSIBLY CAUSING INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE AIR BAG INFLATOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 19, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: HONDA RECALL NO. Q96.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration