Another Person Has Died Because of Faulty Takata Airbags

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Another person has died in the U.S. as a result of faulty Takata airbags, bringing the number of total related fatalities in the U.S. to 11.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Honda have confirmed that a ruptured Takata airbag inflator caused the death of a 50-year-old woman in Riverside County, California, following a crash on September 30. The vehicle was a 2001 Honda Civic that was first recalled in 2008 but was never repaired.

At least 16 deaths are now linked to the massive worldwide recall, including five in Malaysia. Nearly 100 million airbag inflators are affected by the recall worldwide.

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Automakers have fixed approximately 11.4 million inflators in the U.S. to date, which means more than 20 million are still unrepaired. Honda said in a statement that it had sent more than 20 recall notices over nearly eight years to registered owners of the vehicle involved in the deadly California crash.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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