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Honda Recalls Civics and Accords Due To Lethal Airbag Problem

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Honda Motor Company recalled 440,000 vehicles, including three of their most popular models – the Civic, Acura TL, and Accord, due to a highly dangerous airbag problem. The problem centers around the airbag inflator and its propensity to rupture due to an exorbitant amount of air pressure causing metal fragments to shoot out and strike the driver, according to Reuters.

The Honda airbag recall began back in November of 2008 and the 440,000 is a newly expanded number of vehicles potentially at risk.

One person was killed due to this problem and many others have been injured. As a personal injury lawyer who’s represented clients hurt by airbag failure, I believe a thorough investigation needs to be conducted examining what and when Honda knew about the lethal airbag problem. The fact someone has already died from this issue is unacceptable.

Here’s a video discussing the risks associated with motor vehicle airbags…


Honda prides itself on being a motor vehicle company that’s ethical, forthright, and manufactures safe vehicles. This airbag issue indicates a major failure in all three areas.

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