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Honda recalls 970,000 cars in US over Takata airbags

On January 13, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that American Honda had added more vehicles to the Takata airbag recall.

This recall is due to a defect in the Takata airbags’ inflators. There is a risk that the gas forming agent could degrade over time due to repeated changes in temperature or humidity due to insufficient moisture absorption prevention in the gas forming agent. As a result, the airbag inflator could break during deployment which could cause injury.

The recall applies to 977,708 vehicles sold in the United States. It applies to 2008-2012 Accord models, 2009-2012 Fit models, 2007-2011 CR-V models, 2006-2011 Civic models and others.

American Honda is contacting affected customers and passenger-side airbags are being replaced at dealerships.

(Translated by Greg Scott)