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Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Passenger Airbag Recall: 2001-2003 Acura 1.7 EL and Honda Civic; 2002-2003 Honda CR-V; 2002 Honda Odyssey

MARKHAM, ON – Apr. 11, 2013 – Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 11,043 Acura 1.7 EL vehicles and approximately 80,854 Honda Civic vehicles from the 2001-2003 model years and approximately 6,140 CR-V vehicles from the 2002-2003 model years and approximately 9,749 Odyssey vehicles from the 2002 model year in Canada to replace the passenger front airbag inflator. It is possible that the passenger front airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury. Honda is aware of one crash in which a passenger front airbag deployed with too much pressure, causing the casing to rupture. Honda is not aware of any injuries or deaths related to this issue.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Mailed notification to customers will begin in late May, 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by calling (888) 9HONDA9 for Honda owners or (888) 9ACURA9 for Acura owners or, starting on April 12, by going on-line to www.honda.ca/recalls and www.acura.ca/recalls.