Toyota has really been suffering lately. Things are so bad around there that Toyota's president is schedule to speak to Congress about their response to earlier complaints of things like stuck accelerators. Some are saying that they waited far too long to issue a recall. It's been my experience that all
carmakers wait far too long -- sometimes as long as never -- to recall faulty systems. Of course this isn't always the case, but take the Toyota Tundra brake disc warping problem or the Infiniti M30 engine self-destruction problem of the early '90s as examples of times something probably should have been done, but never was. With Toyota taking so much heat, it was smart of Honda to reverse an announcement Feb. 10 saying they would not be recalling Hondas with bad airbags. They announced they are expanding an existing recall to include 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, 2002 Acura TL. There are also some Honda Pilots and Acura CL included, so please check with your dealer to see if you are involved. This brings the total number of airbag recalls for Honda to just under 1 million units.