Honda expands faulty airbag recall

Honda is extending its worldwide recall for faulty airbags, the Japanese car maker announced.

The car giant is set to recall a total of 437,000 vehicles, including 378,000 cars in the US, around 41,000 in Canada and 17,000 in Japan, Australia and a few other countries in Asia.

Under this safety recall, the company is going to replace air bag inflator on the driver's side, which can open with too much pressure causing the inflator to break the casing and lead to injury or death of the driver.

The recall was initially announced to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in November 2008, followed by other countries in North America and Asia.

Honda's global recall currently covers 952,118 vehicles, including certain 2001 and 2002 Accord sedans, Civic compacts, Odyssey minivans, CR-V small sport utility vehicles and some 2002 Acura TL sedans.

The announcement from the Japan's number two car manufacturer comes as its rival Toyota made headlines for recalling millions of vehicles due to faulty pedals.

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