Honda and Daihatsu recall millions of cars over Takata airbags

14 May 2015

Honda After a round of recalls from Toyota and Nissan over defective airbags, over 5 million cars are being recalled by Honda and Daihatsu. The problem with all these vehicles is thanks to some potentially deadly airbag inflators that were made by Takata.

If you add all the recalls together, there's 11.5 million cars being taken off the road over the same problem. There's have been half a dozen deaths relating to this airbag issue.

Honda said that the affected models include the Fit subcompact and Daihatsu are recalling the Mira minicar.

The official line is that these recalls are precautionary and no accidents or injuries have been reported. However, it is worth noting that there is a known problem with the Takata airbag inflators not being properly sealed and that the airbags may burst under pressure, and have allegedly been spraying shrapnel inside the car.

Since 2008, around 36 million recalls have occurred relating to Takata's airbags.

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TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

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