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Recall 08V593000

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

Recall Details

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.

Body, Interior & Misc., December 19, 2008

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 19, 2008
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,940
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
08V593000
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

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.
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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.
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