Honda Recalls 4.5 Million More Cars With Takata Airbags

Posted: Jul 9 2015, 6:31am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Honda Recalls 4.5 Million More Cars with Takata Airbags
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  • Honda recalls 4.5 million cars with defected Takata airbags!

The Takata airbags have been found to spray metal shrapnel and have caused at least 8 deaths in Honda cars.

The Japanese car company Honda has recalled more than 4.5 million cars which have the Takata airbags fitted in them. Takata airbags have been found to have caused at least eight deaths due to the airbag inflators which deploy with extra force and spray metal shrapnel. The discovery has caused global panic since the potentially deadly defect was discovered in the Honda cars.

Honda has recalled more than tens of millions of cars since 2008 when it was discovered the Takata airbags have a deadly defect. The Honda cars have been recalled from all parts of the world but a majority from the US, according to WSJ.

The Takata airbags were also fitted in other cars such as Nissan, General Motors and BMW, and all of them have since been recalled. Honda however has suffered the most losses since being the number three car maker of Japan it had to recall a total of more than 24.5 million cars, at least half of its global total. 

According to the Honda spokesperson in Tokyo, some of their airbags had uneven gas density which may have the potential to do harm, however the company is taking no risks and as a preventive measure they are recalling cars even without discovering the full potential of the damage.

Honda will be recalling more than 1.63 million cars in Japan alone, but the cars in North America have been deemed safe and will not be recalled. 

It was previously found the Takata airbags exploded during deployment and were also ot properly sealed leading to damage from moisture. The airbags have the ability to burst due to instability of its chemical propellant, which causes shrapnel inside the car. 

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