U.S. Confirms 11th Death Linked to Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator


Takata air bags have the tendency of inflating with too much force, and because of that, they have caused up to 16 deaths around the world. This is obviously a very serious issue because when the airbag explodes, it causes metal and shrapnel to discharge within the vehicle. The latest victim was a 50 year-old lady from California who died from the injuries that she received from her air bag when she hit a truck head on. The car company’s that uses these airbags are Honda and Acuras and because of these airbags, they are currently involved in one of the largest auto recalls in U.S history.

The car that was involved in the accident that took place last month was a Honda Civic and the company said that they had mailed more than 20 recalls letting the owners know of the risk, but the car was never taken in to be fixed. A spokesperson for Honda also mentioned that “multiple” notices were sent to the victim but they don’t know if she ever received them. She bought the car in 2015 and the recall is for most Honda’s and Acura’s from the last 16 years. When the company did find out about her death they did released a statement saying, “Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family of the driver during this difficult time.

The reason I decided to write on this article is mostly because I love Honda’s and I was interested in knowing what car’s were affected by this because my whole family drives Honda’s and my dad does drive a Civic. I found the way the company handled the problem very good. I appreciate that they sent a statement to the family who lost their loved one. It really does show that the company cares. I did also like that the company sent out at least 20 noticed to the owners, letting them know of the fix that needed to be made to ensure the safety of their car. I felt that it was a very necessary but noteworthy approach to addressing the problem.


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