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500,000 More Honda Vehicles Recalled in China With Takata Airbags

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...
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Chemical Compound Identified as Source of Takata Airbag Explosions Remains in Use

The chemical compound ammonium nitrate, the propellant used to create gas that inflates the airbag, is widely believed to be the source of the shrapnel-emitting explosions that have resulted in at least 5 deaths and dozens of injuries. According to an investigation by The New York Times, Takata Corp., the manufacturer behind the global airbag...
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NHTSA Demands Nationwide Takata Airbag Recall

On November 26, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a formal letter to Takata Corp. demanding a national recall of vehicles equipped with its defective airbags. Until this point, recalls have been mainly regional, particularly in high-humidity areas, but NHTSA has determined that an “unreasonable risk of death or serious injury” exists...
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Honda Reporting Failures Revealed

On November 24, 2014, the NHTSA released a “Fact Sheet: Honda Early Warning Report Audit & NHTSA Special Order” that summarizes key findings of a third-party audit.  The audit was commissioned by Honda Motor Co. to investigate potential reporting negligence in connection with injuries and deaths associated with its vehicles. The inquiry concluded that...
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