Honda announced late last night that they will be expanding an airbag recall (and for the fourth time at that!) due to airbag inflators which are too powerful, where the direct result of deployment might actually hurt or kill drivers instead of saving their lives – through the effect of blowing shrapnel into their chests. The first recall happened in the US in November three years ago, where the recent action involves around 272,000 vehicles. According to Honda spokesman Chris Martin, the Japanese motoring giant has recalled around 2.8 million vehicles around the world concerning the airbag issue, where a whopping 2.5 million of those are in the US.

The five recalls will comprise certain 2001 and 2002 Accord, 2001 to 2003 Civic, 2001 to 2003 Odyssey, 2002 and 2003 CR-V, 2003 Pilot, 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models. So far, these faulty airbag inflators were the targeted culprits of a couple of disclosed deaths in 2009, as well as another 18 injuries in the same year. Well, I guess it is better to be safe than sorry, so why not make a beeline to the nearest Honda service center if your Honda falls under the category mentioned above?

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