May 18th, 2015|
Last week Honda issued a recall for 4.9 million cars equipped with airbags made by Japanese manufacturer, Takata. Honda conducted its own examination of the airbag components and confirmed that there was “irregular pressure” in some airbag inflators. The good news for American buyers is that none of the recalled vehicles were sold in America, according to Honda. The total number of vehicles recalled due to the defective Takata airbag has now topped 35 million. The defective Takata airbag can burst apart when deployed, spewing metal fragments into the car’s cabin. Auto manufacturers are struggling to get replacement parts and install them into a huge number of cars, many still on the road. Six deaths and over 100 injuries have been linked to the airbag defect.