Maybe it’s just me, but it sure seems as if recall numbers these days are awfully large. The most recent example of massive recalls is Honda Motor Co.’s announcement that it is recalling around 405,000 vehicles in America and three other countries for possibly faulty airbag systems.
Specifically, the recall for 63,400 Acura MDXs from model year 2003 in the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia, and for 342,000 Honda Odysseys from the 2003 and 2004 model years in the United States and Canada is due to the possibility that the computer chip controlling the airbag systems will not work as they should and deploy the airbags without warning at any time.
Honda is fixing the problem free of charge. At the time of this writing, no accidents, injuries, or deaths have been caused by this issue.