Honda Motor Co. on Monday stated it had not made any announcements on extra air bags recalls after the Nikkei newspaper reported it would recall a minimum of 20 million more of the security devices made by Takata Corp.
Mentioning unnamed sources, the Japanese source on Sunday reported that regions impacted by the automaker’s extra recall would consist of the United States, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Latin America.
US security regulators recently asked automakers to more broaden an enormous worldwide recall of potentially lethal airbags.
Honda, whose cars have been affected by roughly half of the air bag recalls revealed up until now, said nevertheless that no extra recalls had actually been announced.
Takata air bags are at risk of exploding with extreme force, sending out metal shrapnel into cars. The bags have actually been linked to 10 deaths in the United States and one death in Asia, in addition to more than 100 injuries.
The United States Transportation Department and Takata recently validated that automakers will recall another 35 million to 40 million United States air bag inflators put together by the Japanese manufacturer by 2019.
The recent growth will contribute to over 50 million airbags recalled to this day.