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Honda to recall more cars due to faulty airbags

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Posted at 6:49 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 19:31:06-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Honda is expanding its recall of cars due to potentially deadly airbags.

According to CNN, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that airbag maker Takata is telling automakers that its newer airbags are at risk of exploding.

20 million cars have already been recalled due to the risk of exploding airbags, but they were mostly in older cars.

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Honda has alerted dealers that it plans to recall newer cars because of the airbag problem.

The car maker has not announced details of the expanded recall to the public, but a notice sent to dealers was reported by Automotive News on Wednesday. It says the affected models include:

  • CR-V crossover (2007-2011)
  • CR-Z coupe (2011-2015)
  • Fit (2009-2013)
  • Fit EV (2013-2014)
  • Insight hybrid (2010-2014)
  • Ridgeline (2007-2014)

The notice to dealers also reportedly orders them to stop selling any cars that might be involved in the recall.

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