Honda Announces Additional Airbag Recalls Amid New Fatality
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Nov 24, 2014 in Auto Accident
Dozens of auto manufacturers have used Takata made airbags in their vehicles. Honda Corporation, one of the worlds largest suppliers of vehicles, has used Takata airbags in millions of cars.
On Nov. 14, Honda announced that an additional fatality had been identified and linked to defective exploding airbags. This fatal accident occurred in Malaysia.
In light of the fifth fatality, Honda has announced that it will be recalling an additional 177,000 vehicles outside of North America.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting an in-depth investigation into what Honda and Takata knew about the airbag defects.
Takata, a Japanese airbag supplier, has been involved in recalling more than 14 million vehicles worldwide since 2008 due to defective airbags.
The airbag propellant used in Takata airbags allegedly causes the airbags to rupture when they are deployed. This then sends metal fragments directly into chest, neck and face of the driver or passenger.
Many of the injuries associated with the defect Dozens of auto manufacturers have used Takata made airbags in their vehicles. Honda Corporation, one of the worlds largest suppliers of vehicles, has used Takata airbags in millions of cars.
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