Honda recalls another 772000 vehicles with faulty airbags

The fresh recall by Ford follows one on Monday by Honda Motor Co for about 1.3 million vehicles in the United States. While the Takata recall came to light in 2013, estimates show that the problem could have started as early as 2001.

The auto company also recently recalled roughly 634,000 of its 2011-2016 Odyssey because of defective second-row seats almost six years after Honda received the first complaint, according to reports.

Overall, more than 100 million vehicles involving 17 automakers have been recalled worldwide due to defective Takata air bag inflators, including 69 million in the USA alone.

Honda announced this week that it would add to the already hefty Takata recall tab with 772,000 sedans equipped with defective front passenger seat airbag inflators, the Associated Press reports.

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Unfortunately, this news now puts Takata, Honda's airbag inflator supplier, as the main source of recalled inflators that could explode in the event of a crash.

Toyota said Friday that the recall includes various models of sedans and SUVs made between 2006-2012. Because of the scope of the recalls, the replacements are going to take years.

Honda is encouraging people to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer for fix as soon as possibe.

That directive involved model year 2001-2002 Honda Civic and Accord, 2002 to 2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, Odyssey, 2003 Honda Pilot, and 2003 Acura CL vehicles that contain a manufacturing defect which greatly increases the potential for a rupture when a crash causes the air bag to deploy. To date, 11 deaths and 180 injuries have been linked to Takata airbags. Out of the 11 deaths due to airbag explosion, 10 came from Honda and the other one from Ford. The company also provides detailed information about its recall in a dedicated website for Honda and Acura.

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