Honda recalls another 4.5M vehicles for dangerous airbags
Honda has added another 4.5 million vehicles to its ever-growing Takata airbag recall campaign. The latest recall was announced early on Thursday morning.
Honda said that it is still compiling data for its newest recall, but at least 1.63 million of those recalled vehicles are registered in Japan. Some of the vehicles involved include the Fit small car and CR-V crossover from the 2007-2011 model years.
While Honda capped the recall with the 2011 model year, it’s at least possible that some 2012 and later model year vehicles could be added to the campaign at some point. Honda used the same type of airbag inflator in its late model vehicle, but the automaker says that it hasn’t discovered any kind of increased risk with those vehicles.
Including the latest recall, Honda has now called back more than 24 million vehicles worldwide because of airbags that can launch shrapnel at passengers. Although no deaths have been linked to the latest recall, a total of eight people have lost their lives due to the airbag defect. Another 130 have been injured.
Despite a long-running investigation, Takata still hasn’t pinpointed what’s causing its airbags to explode in a dangerous manner.