Honda Confirms 16th Death Linked To Faulty Airbag Inflator
Honda Motor Co.
On Friday confirmed a 16th U.S. death has been linked to a faulty Takata airbag inflator.
Auto News reports the company said that it had concluded a joint inspection with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding a June 2018 death of a driver in one of its cars.
The automaker confirmed a faulty air bag inflator was to blame in a 2002 Honda Civic in Buckeye, Ariz.
The defect prompted the largest automotive recall in U.S. history.
It has now been linked to 14 U.S. deaths in Honda vehicles and two in Ford Motor Co vehicles.