Honda expands recall for air bags
At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.
The company said it’s expanding a previous recall of passenger air bag inf lators from high-humidity states to the entire nation. That will add just over a million 2001 to 2005 Civics and 2003 to 2007 Accords to the recall. The two sedans are Honda’s No. 2 and No. 3 sellers so far this year in the U.S.
Two weeks ago Honda said it would recall about 350,000 of the cars in high humidity areas. But the recall was expanded after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demanded that it be done nationally. A driver’s side recall already is being done across the nation.