Honda Motor Co. has announced the recall of 569,000 vehicles in China over defective airbags, adding to the 13 million cars the automaker has already called back around the globe. Honda has publicized this recall in conjunction with its Chinese joint venture companies, including Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., as an “investigative recall,” which is considered preventative rather than compulsory as a result of a defect. Since 2008, almost a dozen automakers have recalled more than 20 million vehicles worldwide for a defect associated with Takata Corp. airbags that have exploded and emitted shrapnel, injuring and killing a number of vehicle passengers. A spokesperson stated that the automaker will issue further recalls in the near future after determining the number of additionally affected vehicles. See more here.