Honda recalls nearly 2 million cars, motorcycles

Honda is recalling more than 1.7 million motor vehicles because of air bag safety concerns. At issue, air bags that were installed originally or as replacement air bags could malfunction. The inflator could rupture under excessive pressure, causing metal fragments to strike and injure the vehicle's driver and passengers. Vehicles being recalled are the:
  • 2003 Acura CL
  • 2002-03 Acura TL
  • 2001-02 Honda Accord
  • 2001-03 Honda Civic
  • 2002-03 Honda CR-V
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • 2001-03 Honda Odyssey
The recall is an expansion of an original event that began June 27. Owners of vehicles involved in the expanded recall will be notified this month. Concerned Honda owners can call the company at (800) 999-1009. The recall campaign numbers are 08V-593, 09V-259 and 10V-041. Goldwing recall In a separate action, Honda is recalling 126,000 GL1800 Goldwing motorcycles making up model years 2001-10 and 2012 because of a potential brake system failure. Because the combined braking system's secondary master cylinder may cause the rear brake to drag, riders may experience unexpected braking, increasing the risk of a crash. Also, riding a bike with the rear brake dragging could produce enough heat to cause the rear brake to catch fire. Honda will notify owners about this recall and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the brake system for free. The recall, campaign number S03, is to begin next month. Owners may contact Honda at (866) 784-1870. Recall information also is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236, TTY (800) 424-9153), or online at www.safercar.gov.
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