Honda is blowing away its customers; literally as issues regarding air bags impact thousands of vehicles across North America and the world. 2010 is so far not looking like a good year for the Japanese automotive sector.
“Honda – Japan’s second-biggest carmaker – said the defective airbags can overinflate and burst, spraying potentially deadly metal shards.
The carmaker said the inflators were at risk of rupturing, “resulting in metal fragments passing through the airbag cushion material and possibly causing injury or fatality to vehicle occupants”.
The fault has already been linked to 11 injuries and one fatality.
Honda said in a statement: “We cannot be completely certain that the driver’s airbag inflator in the vehicles being added to this recall at this time will perform as designed.”
Its shares fell in Japan after the announcement.
The recall will apply to 2001 and 2002 model-year Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot, CL, CR-V and 2002 Acura TL vehicles, the firm said.”
So Honda owners what do you think about all of this? Post your comments below and will this change your mind about which vehicle to consider when you are making a purchase or lease?
please visit our sponsors: