Honda recalls vehicles in Japan due to fault in Takata's passenger-seat air bag inflators.
Takata Air bags have posed quite a problem in the last few months. Thousands of cars were recalled by various companies due to faulty air bags. It was also seen that the bags became prone to rapture if the vehicle was driven in humid conditions for a long time.
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The major problems with these bags was that the shrapnel could cause injury when the bag was inflated. The shrapnel that were ejected came out due to faulty parts of the air bags causing injuries to the passengers. Takata has been facing huge losses over these problematic situation.
The recall is made for a total of 16 models of Honda. These include the Fit compact car that was produced from January 2009 and December 2011. The total number of vehicles that have been recalled due to Takata air bag issues in Japan have reached to 15.54 million units.
As told above the inflators of Takata are prone to spray a metal shrapnel when opened due to impact of car. These metal parts are pretty sharp in nature thus causing damages. In some cases they were found to be fatal as well. Many injuries were reported overseas as well.
Since this May the transport authorities in US and other major countries have been issuing warnings to the company. Along with that they have summoned the orders for the companies to make the recalls as well.
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Many targeted vehicles in US have gotten the air bags fixed in them. The others are being recalled in a managed way. It is expected that by the end of this year, all the damaged and faulty air bags will be replaced.