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Honda says Houston death may be linked to faulty airbag
Honda says Houston death may be linked to faulty airbag

Honda Motor Co. said another death could be linked to faulty airbags in its vehicles. The automaker said Thursday it is looking into a crash of a 2002 Honda Accord on Jan. 18, in Houston. The driver’s side airbag inflator in the car may have ruptured, sending shrapnel into the cabin and killing the driver, who the company did not name. Honda and other automakers are having problems with inflators made by auto parts supplier Takata Corp. The inflators, which rely on an explosive charge, can deploy with too much force and send metal shrapnel into the passenger cabin. The faulty airbags are linked to multiple deaths and are responsible for recalls of more than 20 million vehicles...

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