The number of Takata airbag victims has increasedApril 4, 2019
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially confirmed that a defective Takata airbag killed another person. The accident happened last year. During the accident in Arizona (USA), which hit the old 2002 Civic, the supercharger exploded. Metal fragments scattered around the cabin and caused serious injuries to the driver, which led to his death.
As Honda reported, the Civic driver bought the car less than three months before the accident. Dealers did not know about the sale, so the new owner did not receive a notification of the recall, within which they had to replace Takata airbags with safe analogues. Nevertheless, the company for a long time, but unsuccessfully tried to contact the owners of this Honda Civic. They made more than 20 phone calls and sent more than 12 notifications about the need for a visit to a service center.
In total, Takata airbags have killed at least 24 people worldwide. The most fatal incidents occurred in the USA – 16 people died there, more than 200 people were injured.
Honda warns that older cars produced between 2001 and 2003 “have an increased risk of a ruptured airbag supercharger.” The company recommends that as soon as possible contact the service center to replace defective parts.
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