Honda is to expand a recall by nearly 379 000 vehicles in the US to replace a crash-bag deflator that could rupture and send metal shards toward the driver during an accident.
The problem had been linked to one death and 11 injuries.
Honda first announced the recall in November 2008 then broadened it in July 2009. In total, about 826 000 vehicles are affected by the US recalls.
The latest expansion of the recall applies to 2001 and 2002 model-year Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and 2002 Acura TL vehicles.
Honda said an additional announcement would come from Japan that would detail the steps it is taking in other markets and in conjunction with Japanese regulators.