Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. announced Friday it has recalled 304,000 vehicles globally because they may contain defective air bags.
“Affected driver’s airbag inflators may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator casing to rupture and send metal and plastic pieces flying, causing injuries or even death,” Chris Martin, a Honda spokesman told the LA Times.
Martin added that the company was currently aware of 20 injuries and two deaths in connection with the faulty airbags.
According to a statement posted on the company’s website, the latest recall – the sixth since 2008 for the same problem – affects certain Honda and Acura models from 2001 to 2003, including 2001 and 2002 Honda Accords, 2001 to 2003 Civics and Odysseys , and 2003 CR-Vs and Pilots.
Acura models affected include the 2003 Acura 3.2 TL and 3.2 CL, Honda’s statement added.
For more information on the Honda/Acura airbag recall, Honda vehicle owners can visit 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.