Specific models of the ’01 Honda Accord and ’01 Honda Civic are being recalled, NHTSA says, for a problem related to the inflator module for the driver side front air bag.
3,940 Hondas have a modulator which could produce excessive internal pressure. Were the inflator to rupture, there’d be a…. umm, shrapnel ‘problem’ as metal flies through the air bag cushion material. Honda dealers will replace the air bag inflator when the Recallbegins sometime in late December. There were hundreds of thousands of ’01 Civics and Accords, so contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009 if you think they won’t contact you, the owner of an ’01 Civic and Accord.