Honda expands recall of Civics, Accords for exploding air bag

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A popular automaker announced that it is expanding a recall to cover 1 million more vehicles in California.

Honda announced that it was recalling cars because a defective inflator could explode in a crash, sending debris and shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

Last month, several companies using the inflator recalled vehicles in Hawaii, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, saying that high humidity appeared to make the problem more likely to happen.

In addition to those areas, Honda announced that it was recalling vehicles in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas.

On Wednesday, Honda said it is recalling vehicles in California after it received a report of an “energetic deployment” of an air bag.

The vehicles affected by the recall are as follows:

  • 4-cylinder 2001-2007 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord V6
  • 2001-2005 Honda Civic
  • 2002-2006 Honda CR-V
  • 2003-2011 Honda Element
  • 2002-2004 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003-2007 Honda Pilot
  • 2006 Honda Ridgeline
  • 2003-2006 Acura MDX
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL
  • 2002-2003 Acura CL
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