Honda extends airbag recall

* More cars recalled; mainly in USA * Additional 437,700 cars affected * Airbags rupture...

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What Car? Staff
10 February 2010

Honda extends airbag recall

Honda is recalling a further 437,700 cars around the world to tackle an airbag problem.

No UK models affected
The faulty airbag problem mainly affects cars in North America, but also some Asian countries and Australia.

European models are not fitted with this type of airbag, so no UK models are affected.

The recall was initially announced in 2008, but then extended in 2009 to cover around 515,000 vehicles in total.

One fatality reported in US
Honda has said that faulty driver's side airbags have been linked to one fatality and 11 injuries in the US, but not elsewhere.

In a statement the company said: 'The driver's airbag inflators in these vehicles might deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury or fatality.'