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Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator Linked to Another Fatality

Honda has confirmed another fatality involving a faulty Takata airbag inflator.

The latest fatal crash involved a 2004 Honda City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and brings the total to 23 deaths linked to the massive airbag recall. The Japanese automaker said the fatal crash involved a Takata airbag inflator that ruptured, possibly emitting metal fragments like previous incidents.

In total, Honda has confirmed 18 deaths since 2009 related to the largest recall in automotive history. Ford has reported two Takata airbag inflator deaths.

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The remaining three crashes, including the most recent one, all do not have an official cause of death from local authorities.

Earlier this year, the Takata airbag recall was expanded to include another 3.3-million vehicles, bringing the total to over 40-million cars recalled for up to 69-million faulty inflators.

[Source: Automotive News]

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