Honda has broadened Takata airbag recall in the US
There were 772,000 vehicles in the U.S. that were affected by a broadened recall issued by Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co., due to concerns about the potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators that the vehicles have, a Fox News article reported on January 11.
According to reports, the recall was announced on January 10 after determining which vehicles have the Takata inflators installed in the front passenger seats. The faulty inflators could cause the airbags to burst and have been linked to more than a dozen fatalities and hundreds of injury complaints. The number of recalled vehicles in this expanded group has now reached an estimated 1.29 million vehicles. At least 15 models of Honda vehicles are affected by the recall. Over 100 million vehicles worldwide, 69 million of which are in the U.S., have been recalled by 17 auto manufacturers since the first recall was issued.
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