Honda initiates nationwide recall of vehicles with Takata airbags
Automaker giant Honda agreed to expand the recall of cars equipped with defective Takata airbags to include the entire U.S., rather than just a regional portion, Fox Business reported on December 3.
Japanese airbag maker Takata has recently been under fierce criticism over defective airbags that may burst shrapnel-like material when inflated. Despite the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request to expand the recall, Takata insisted that only areas with high humidity must be the focus of the recall, not the entire nation.
Some car manufacturers have limited their recall efforts to regions with high humidity, citing research that suggests a humid climate may trigger the airbag to deploy.
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