There’s probably something in the water Japan these days; something that, we suppose, leads to some pretty tough luck to start the new year.

We’ve already run down countless stories about the ‘Toyota Tragedy’ but what we haven’t really given much press on is that Toyota’s auto compatriot – and fierce rival – Honda is also in the middle of a global recall of over 952, 118 vehicles.

The recall came in part because of complaints regarding Honda’s airbags, which deploys a little too aggressively which results in the rupturing of its inflator casing that then sends metal fragments through the airbag. As it stands, Honda has received 12 incidents of the growing problem, one of which ended up with the motorist dying.

While Honda’s recall hasn’t garnered the worldwide attention that Toyota finds itself in, this particular recall of Honda models – he 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and a number of Acura TL models – is seen largely as Honda’s attempt to curb the issue by acting as swiftly as it can.

More than anybody else, Honda has definitely learned from Toyota’s mishap in that you can only sweep your problems under the rug for so long. There’s going to be a point where you really need to do some serious cleaning.

And before their problems become bigger, Honda’s doing the right thing by making a pre-emptive strike on the situation.


Source: Detroit News

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  (571) posted on 02.23.2010

oh flying metal fragments can really cause serious injury or even death, honda should fix this kind of problem.

  (702) posted on 02.14.2010

airbag is one of the most important safety features of a vehicle, airbag should be reliable and error free.

  (512) posted on 02.11.2010

Bad luck with manufacturers in Japan eh? Well, I think it is not luck and I wont call it mistake. I mean they have all the chance and funds and facilities to test out their technology yet they didn’t do it well. I wonder why. Anyways, I think that with this kinds of errors, the best thing to do really is to recall all products, but if they just tested their technology well, no one might not have died because of it.

  (702) posted on 02.11.2010

at least honda didn’t matched the number of recall done by the toyota.

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