DETROIT Feb 4 Federal safety officials said on
Tuesday they were investigating complaints that side air bags on
some 2008 Honda Accords can deploy inadvertently.
The preliminary evaluation, by the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI),
covers an estimated 363,000 Accord mid-size cars.
The NHTSA said it had received 28 complaints about the
issue. Two injuries have been reported. A preliminary evaluation
by ODI can lead to a recall.
American Honda Motor Co said it will "cooperate with the
NHTSA through the investigation process and will continue our
own internal review."