Safety Alert: Florida Accident Prompts Wider Honda Airbag Recall

by Carmen Dellutri on January 12, 2012

Cape Coral accident attorneyHonda Motor Co. has announced that it is recalling an additional 273,000 vehicles in the U.S. for defective airbags. As Florida personal injury attorneys, we are concerned by the seriousness of the hazard posed by these faulty airbags.

According to safety regulators, the airbags may inflate with too much pressure following a crash and send metal and plastic pieces flying towards the driver and/or passenger. This “shrapnel” can seriously injure or even kill someone.

Honda said there have been 20 accidents so far related to this problem, including two deaths in the U.S. in 2009. According to USA Today, the latest injury happened in Florida on Aug. 1. This accident prompted Honda -- which thought the four previous recalls had covered all defective vehicles -- to announce the latest expansion.

The latest recall is an expansion of recalls for the same problem first addressed in 2008, and again in 2009 and 2010. The recall now covers about 2 million vehicles worldwide, according to Honda.

The recalls now include certain 2001-2002 Accord, 2001-2003 Civic, 2001-2003 Odyssey, 2002-2003 CR-V, 2003 Pilot, 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL vehicles.

For more information about the air bag recall, Honda owners can go to www.recalls.honda.com or call 800-999-1009 and select option 4. Acura owners can go to www.recalls.acura.com or call 800-382-2238 and select option 4.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Florida injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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