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are connected to the current recalls, which extensive testing continues to show are associated with long-term exposure to conditions of high heat and absolute humidity," adding: "Indeed, some of the issues relate to development testing done on inflaters for Honda vehicles 15 years ago, which have been subject to recalls for several years.
Moisture and humidity could be seeping inside inflaters, destabilizing the volatile propellant inside, said Haruo Otani, an official at the vehicle recall section of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Honda first issued a limited recall of its Accord and Civic models in 2008, saying air bag inflaters that could blow up violently, releasing shrapnel into the car.