Honda adds 105K vehicles to driver’s air bag recall

This photo released by Honda shows the interior of a 2004 Honda Accord. This model is among those being recalled for repair of faulty air bag inflators. (AP Photo/Honda)

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is adding nearly 105,000 vehicles to its U.S. recall of driver’s side air bag inflators that can explode with too much force.

The added vehicles include nearly 89,000 Pilot SUVs from the 2008 model year, as well as about 11,000 Civics from 2004 and another 5,000 Accords from the 2001 model year.

Honda says it’s the first recall of Pilots for potential problems with driver’s air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The inflators can blow a part a metal canister and spew shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least six people have died worldwide due to the problem.

Dealers will replace the driver air bag inflators for free. With the added vehicles, Honda has now recalled 5.5 million cars and SUVs nationwide to fix driver’s air bags.

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