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Honda Recalls Several Models for Air Bag Defect

Honda has announced it is recalling 440,000 vehicles in the United States due to an airbag defect.

One fatality and several injuries have been linked to the flaw, Honda said.

The automaker had already recalled some models last November.

The recall was instated because the air bag inflator on the driver’s side could produce too much pressure, sending metal shards through the air bag which could cause serious injury or death.

It includes some of the company's best-selling Accord and Civic models from 2001 and 2002, as well as some Acura TL models from 2002 and 2003.

Honda said it would contact customers and arrange for the airbag to be replaced free of charge.

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