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Defective airbags prompt massive Honda recall

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WASHINGTON. - Honda Motors is recalling thousands of vehicles due to a potentially deadly airbag defect. 

The automotive company says a faulty airbag inflator could rupture from too much air pressure and send pieces of metal shooting through the driver's side airbag, possibly striking passengers.  

One death and several injuries have been attributed to the defect according to a spokesperson for Honda Motors.  The company says 440,000 vehicles are part of the recall including certain models of the 2001 - 2002 Honda Accord, 2001 Honda Civic, and the 2002 - 2003 Acura TL sedan.

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