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Honda recall for defective airbags

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

Do you drive a Honda? Do you know if your cars has been recalled? We ask, because the auto maker is tracking down car owners who may need their air bag fixed.

Honda's been expanding a recall on Accords, Civics and several other models for three years now. The company says the airbags are defective and could seriously injure or even kill you.

900,000 Honda owners listen up- your airbag may need a quick fix.

In some Hondas the airbag is deploying with too much pressure, essentially exploding the steering wheel, shooting metal fragments at a person.

Honda says the recall only effects less than 1% of its vehicles.

But, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there has been at least 11 reported injuries and one death from the airbags. An 18 year old in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Ashley Nicole Parham, died after a fender bender in her high school lot in May of 2009.

And NBC12 may have uncovered another death from the airbags. It happened right here in Richmond's west end. Coming up tonight at 11:00- we will bring you the heartbreaking story of a local family.

To see if your car was recalled you can call: 

Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or 800-424-9153

Hours to call are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm

Or you can mail Honda:

American Honda Motor Co., Inc

Honda automobile Customer Service

Mail Stop 500-2N-7A

1919 Torrance Blvd.

Torrance, CA 90501-2746

You can also look on this website:

www.safercar.gov.

You will need your VIN number (Vehicle Identification Number)

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