Reminder of a million vehicles equipped with dangerous airbags


DETROIT (AP) – Honda is expected to recall about one million older vehicles in the United States and Canada, as the Takata pilot's air bag inflator systems installed during previous recalls could be dangerous.

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Documents released Monday by Canadian security authorities show that Honda is recalling for the second time many of its most popular models. The models date back to 2001 and date back to 2010.

According to Canadian documents, approximately 84,000 vehicles are involved. This number is generally 10 times higher in the United States.

Models include the Honda Accord from 2001 to 2007, the CR-V from 2002 to 2006, the Civic from 2001 to 2005, the Element from 2003 to 2010, the Odyssey from 2002 to 2004, the pilot from 2003 to 2008, and the Ridgeline. from 2006.

Also covered are Acura luxury models including MDX from 2003 to 2006, EL from 2001 to 2005, TL from 2002 and 2003 and CL from 2003.

Transport Canada, the country's transportation safety agency, said the covered vehicles included previously recalled vehicles and vehicles whose air bags had been replaced after a collision.

Takata used chemical ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the air cushions. But the chemical can deteriorate over time due to high humidity and high to cold temperature cycles. It can burn too fast and explode a metal canister, throwing shrapnel on drivers and passengers.

At least 23 people have died from the problem in the world and hundreds of others have been injured.

The recalls are part of the largest series of car recalls in US history. No less than 70 million will be recalled.

Honda spokesman Chris Martin will not give details Monday night, but said the company was contacting the US Road Safety Administration "and plans to make a public statement tomorrow." Messages were left after hours on Monday to solicit feedback from NHTSA.

Owners will be asked to take their vehicles to dealerships to have the inflators replaced.


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