American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling almost 4000 Civic and Accord automobiles manufactured in 2001. The recall was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall is based upon a defect in the drivers side airbag. If the affected bag is deployed in an accident the inflator may rupture. This rupture has the potential to cause metal fragments to be propelled like shrapnel into the passenger compartment of the vehicle and cause injury to the driver or passenger.
This airbag repair will be done free of charge by Honda Dealers. This repair should be done as soon as possible because of the potential injuries that could be caused by the defect.