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Honda Australia has announced two recalls involving a total of 130,000 cars – again over airbags made by Japanese parts maker Takata Corp – according to CarAdvice. The defective inflators have been the source of a series of massive recalls worldwide since the problem surfaced in 2008.

This time, two recalls have been announced Down Under – the largest of these affects 109,551 vehicles, including 2004-2007 year Accord Euro sedans (not the global version that we get), 2004-2005 Civics, 2002-2008 CR-Vs and 2004-2009 Jazz hatches.

On these cars, the passenger airbag inflator wafers may have an increased potential for moisture intrusion, increasing the risk of the assembly rupturing during an inflation. This could result in metallic fragments that may strike the occupants, injuring or killing them.

A separate recall – also involving faulty inflators, this time on the driver’s side – affects 22,224 units of the 2004-2005 Civic, 2002-2008 CR-V and 2004-2009 Jazz.

The recalls are part of a larger global effort announced last week, involving both driver (1.67 million vehicles) and front passenger (3.22 million vehicles) airbags on a total of 4.89 million vehicles produced between 2002-2008. Honda has said it will replace the driver-side inflators with those made by Autoliv and Daicel, while the inflators on the passenger-side will be swapped for ones from Daicel and Takata.

On the local front, a source at Honda Malaysia has said that the company will issue a recall sometime this week – the automaker has previously said that it would announce regional recalls locally, so it appears these are starting to flow out. The local recall will follow a similar one issued by UMW Toyota last week, involving 97,000 Toyota vehicles assembled between 2001 and 2007.