Honda has now recalled 440,000 of its popular vehicles because of potential problems with the vehicles’ airbags that can cause injury or death to motorists. The defect reportedly involves the drivers-side airbags. The affected Honda vehicles include some 2001 and 2002 Accords, Civics, Odysseys, and CR-V models, as well as the 2002 Acura TL models. One Honda Pilot and one Acura CL vehicle (yes, one vehicle for each model), produced in late 2002, are also included. The problem stems from the vehicles’ airbag inflators, which can place too great a force on the airbag when put into use, fracturing the inflator and causing metal shards that have resulted in 12 incidents, including one fatality.
Defective car parts, including airbags, are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. If you, or a loved one, has been injured due to a defective vehicle part, please contact M&A Law Firm toll free at 1-866-789-1664 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable product liability attorney. Our attorneys will consult with you about your case, injuries and any medical bills you may have. Afterward, our attorney will discuss any possible financial compensation for injuries you sustained due to the defective Honda parts.