Honda Minivans Under Scrutiny for Self-Inflating Airbags


Honda 3 300x200 Honda Minivans Under Scrutiny for Self Inflating AirbagsThe National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating certain Honda (HMC) Odyssey minivans after receiving complaints about malfunctioning airbag systems.

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.

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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.

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