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Honda expands recall to check 833,000 air bags

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Honda is expanding a recall so it can check the driver's air bags on another 833,000 vehicles for a possible defect.

The automaker is adding vehicles to the recall that may have had faulty air bags installed when they were fixed after a crash.

The air bags can inflate with too much force and a casing can break, causing injury or death.

Vehicles being added include: some 2001 and 2002 Accord and Civic; 2002 Odyssey; 2002 and 2003 CR-V; 2002 and 2003 Acura 3.2 TL; 2003 Acura 3.2 CL models.

Honda said 2,430 faulty air bags were installed after crashes, but it doesn't know which vehicles got them.

Owners will be notified by mail in late May. If an owner is confident the air bag hasn't been replaced, they can notify the company.

All others should have their vehicle checked by a dealer.

For more information on Honda recalls, or if you want to check if your car is being recalled, go to the Honda Automobile Recall Information webpage. We have put a link to it under All Access.

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