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Jan112017

Honda Adds Nearly 800,000 Vehicles to Nationwide Airbag Recall

Thinkstock/iStock(TORRANCE, Calif.) -- Honda will be recalling 772,000 Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. as part of the second phase of a nationwide recall related to airbag inflators, the Japanese automaker said in a statement on Tuesday.

Tuesday's recall was issued specifically in relation to vehicles with potential front passenger side airbag issues, as any cars with potentially affected driver side airbags were already subject to recalls, announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in May 2016.

"However," Honda's statement noted, "some vehicles previously repaired under earlier driver front inflator recalls will now require replacement of those vehicles' passenger front inflators under this new action."

Including cars that were recalled in the first phase, approximately 1.29 million vehicles will be affected by the airbag recalls, according to the statement.

Honda said that all defective airbags will be replaced free of charge.

The full list of vehicles affected by the second stage of the recall can be found here.

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