Nineteen automobile makers are recalling vehicles with certain types of driver and passenger airbag inflators. These inflators can possibly explode in accident, even a minor accident. That in turn could cause shrapnel to spray into drivers and passengers. There are at least 12 deaths caused by this and numerous reported injuries. Airbags in the 2001-2003 Honda and Acura are considered higher risk.
If you have an older vehicle that have spent time in geographic areas of the U.S. with persistent heat and high absolute humidity you may be at greater risk.
To find out if your vehicle is part of this recall, simply enter your VIN# at the Recall Site—> Check Your Recall Status .
If your vehicle is on the recall list, contact your local dealer to make an appointment for a free repair.
Repairs are free and towing and loaner cars may be available to assist owners of the highest risk vehicles reach a dealership.
Source: Airbag Recall