Honda Exploding Airbag Recall Continues, Full List of Vehicles Released
Several recent reports indicate that Honda Motors, as well as the Japanese company Takata, have known about and hid risks in airbags due to an automobile defect that has resulted in motor vehicle accidents across the United States as far back as 2004.
“Takata Saw and Hid Risk in Airbags in 2004, Former Workers Say”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, “…the first Takata inflator rupture that relates to the safety defect we are currently seeing in vehicles on the road occurred in February 2007, in Arizona, when a driver air bag inflator ruptured in a 2001 Honda Civic.”
The massive recall, which began in April 2013 and today involves over 30 manufacturers and about 150 vehicle models. By far, Honda has the highest – approximately 10.7 million of Honda’s vehicles have been recalled. According to the trade magazine Car and Driver, over 34 million automobiles are implicated in the United States, and another 7 million are at risk worldwide. Airbags in these vehicles contain a “defective inflator and propellent devices that may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, shooting metal fragments into vehicle occupants.”
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June 2, 2016, Car & Driver. “Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles”
October 22, 2015, U.S. Department of Transportation Statement Regarding Takata
The New York Times, November 6, 2014. “Takata Saw and Hid Risk in Airbags in 2004, Former Workers Say”