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Honda recalls 1 million more vehicles because of faulty airbags

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TOKYO — Honda is recalling about 1 million more cars because of faulty airbags, the automaker said. It’s on top of the 2 million vehicles that have already been recalled.

Honda is one of eight automakers, including Toyota, Ford and Chrysler, recalling vehicles that have the Takata airbags.

The new recall affects only vehicles in California. The previous recall affected vehicles in eight other Southern states with high humidity and two U.S. territories.

A defective inflator could explode during a crash, sending metal shards into the passenger compartment. Takata has said the propellant inside the inflator was not properly prepared and too powerful.

The vehicles affected by the recall are the 4-cylinder-engine-equipped 2001-7 Honda Accord; the 2001-2 Honda Accord V6; the 2001-5 Honda Civic; the 2002-6 Honda CR-V; the 2003-11 Honda Element; the 2002-4 Honda Odyssey; the 2003-7 Honda Pilot; the 2006 Honda Ridgeline; the 2003-6 Acura MDX; and the 2002-3 Acura TL and CL.

Honda, one of eight automakers caught up in the recalls of Takata air bags, had ordered three recalls on June 23. One was national and the other was limited to Southern states with high humidity and two U.S. territories.