'It was determined that the supplier of the initial replacement front passenger air bag inflator
had a problem in the manufacturing process that increased the risk of inflator
rupture during air bag deployment, and may cause serious injuries to vehicle occupants,' the letter read.
Honda has further confirmed during an inspection with the Royal Malaysia Police that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver front airbag inflator
ruptured in the crash of a 2004 Honda City on May 27, 2018 in Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.
Earlier this year an American judge said the costs of replacing all of the faulty Takata inflators
could be $8 billion.
In February this year, the company recalled 57,676 vehicles, mostly the City, to replace driver- side airbag inflators
. In September last year, the car maker announced its biggest recall in India, to replace air- bag inflators
in 2,23,578 units of City, Civic, Jazz, and CR- V, made between 2003 and 2011.
, which was not supplied by troubled maker Takata Corp, could partially inflate and enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury,Toyotasaid.
Earlier this month, the US Transportation Department and Takata confirmed that 17 automakers would recall another 35mn to 40mn airbag inflators
by 2019 -- on top of 28.8mn recalled previously.
Dealers will replace the driver-side air bag inflator
at no cost to the customer.
recall of potentially deadly air bag inflators
could take years to complete, industry experts and safety advocates said, as automakers scrambled to line up replacement parts, some not from Takata.
Honda Motor Co said it would recall another around 5 million cars globally to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators
made by Japan's Takata Corp, already at the centre of one of the biggest automotive recalls to date.
Washington: Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has agreed to declare nearly 34 million vehicles defective due to problems with air bag inflators
, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, US safety regulators said on Tuesday.
Earlier recalls were for exploding inflators
The recalls come a day after Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co said they were taking back some 6.5 million vehicles worldwide after investigations showed the Takata airbag inflators
were not properly sealed and so could be damaged by moisture.