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Honda doubles airbag recall over shrapnel concerns

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(WJLA) - Honda has doubled the number of cars it is recalling over concerns that airbags are spraying shrapnel when they deploy, according to a USA Today report.

The initial recall came June 23, when Honda discovered potential problems with 500,000 vehicles. Tuesday, the Japanese auto maker expanded that recall to one million cars.

The problem concerning the auto maker involves airbags made by Takata, a Japanese manufacturer. The airbags in question can explode with too much force, sending metal flying towards the vehicle's occupants.

The recall for passenger side airbagr includes 2003 to 2005 Honda Accords, Civics, CR-Vs, Elements, Pilots, Acura MDXs and 2005 Acura RLs and 2003 to 2004 Honda Odysseys.

Front, driver-side airbag recalls include the 2001 to 2007 Accords with four-cylinder engines, 2001 and 2002 Accords with V-6 engines, 2001 to 2005 Civics, 2002 to 2006 CR-Vs, 2003 to 2011 Elements, 2002 to 2004 Odysseys, 2003 to 2007 Pilots, 2006 Ridgelines, 2003 to 2006 Acura MDXs and 2002 to 2003 Acura TLs.

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