BUSINESS
08/31/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Honda Airbag Recalls: 440,000 Accords And Civics Could Have Lethal Defect

DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co said on Friday that it is recalling another 440,000 vehicles -- including some of its best-selling Accord and Civic models -- for a potentially lethal airbag defect.

Honda said that the airbag inflators in some of its top-selling sedans can rupture because of too much air pressure causing metal fragments to shoot through the airbag and strike vehicle occupants.

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