Takata airbag may be linked to another fatality
Honda Suggests Takata Airbag to Blame in Fatal Car Crash
July 31, 2017
Honda Motor Co. has announced that a fatal car crash in Florida may be linked to the Takata airbag that was installed in the vehicle. If that assertion is correct, the recent fatality would be the 19th such death linked to a faulty airbag manufactured by Takata.
Honda engaged in a joint investigation of the crash with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and found that the driver’s side airbag in the 2002 Honda Accord had indeed ruptured.
Killed in the accident was a 58-year-old man whose name has not been released.
Takata, the world’s biggest airbag manufacturer, is also the subject of the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. At least 12 deaths in the U.S. have been linked to the faulty airbags, which are alleged to be prone to unwarranted and potentially harmful or lethal explosion.
Faced with an onslaught of lawsuits, Takata filed for bankruptcy in June in both the U.S. and in Japan.
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