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Honda recalls cars over airbag issue


Honda is to recall hundreds of cars in New Zealand to fix an airbag fault

On Friday the company issued a global recall for 440,000 Civic and Accord model cars made between 2001 and 2003 because the driver's side airbag can rupture because of too much air pressure.

This can cause metal fragments to shoot through the airbag and strike vehicle occupants.

Honda New Zealand says 652 cars here are affected.

Managing director Graeme Seymour says vehicle owners should wait to be contacted by the company because only certain vehicles are affected.

He says the faults will be fixed at no cost to owners.

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