Honda Motor informed on Wednesday that the driver-side airbag inflator burst during a deadly crash in Malaysia, in the 4th death this year in the Southeast Asian country linked to air bags from supplier Takata Corp.
The occurrence on September 24 happened in Johor, a state in southern Malaysia, and concerned a 2009 Honda City. The vehicle was part of an item recall revealed by Honda in June in 2015, that required the replacement of the Takata motorist’s front airbag, the company stated in a statement.
No information of the victim were provided.
Honda stated it had verified with Malaysian cops during an examination that the Takata single phase driver’s airbag inflator had actually burst in the crash, however stated the main cause of death had not been identified.
The traveler’s airbag inflator did not burst, Honda stated.
Takata might not instantly be reached for comment outside regular company hours.
Honda recalled more automobiles in Malaysia previously this year to replace air bag inflators, as part of a worldwide recall involving potentially fatal air bags from provider Takata.
Driver-side inflators provided by Takata ruptured in 3 other deadly crashes including Honda vehicles in Malaysia previously this year.
Takata’s faulty air bag inflators have been linked to at least 14 deaths worldwide up until now, over 100 injuries, and triggered the largest-ever automobile recall.
Around 100 million Takata air bag inflators have been declared faulty worldwide. In the United States, almost 70 million inflators have been declared faulty.