Six complaints have been filed with the agency alleging that older Odyssey airbags spontaneously inflated while the vehicles were in operation, but without a collision. The NHTSA says that three injuries have been linked to the problem, the Associated Press notes.
The government is looking at 2003 and 2004 Odyssey minivans and is evaluating whether a recall of the vehicles is justified.
In April, Honda, Toyota (TM), Mazda and Nissan (NSANY) issued a recall for 3.4 million older vehicles worldwide due to defective airbag inflation propellant, which could spark a fire if the airbags deployed.
Shares of Honda rose fractionally in Monday morning trading.