2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Recall from Honda: Due to defective airbags from its supplier Takata, the Japanese car maker orders almost 31,000 vehicles to the workshops in Europe alone.
The Japanese car manufacturer Honda has to recall another 170,000 cars worldwide to the workshops because of defective airbags from the supplier Takata. As a company spokeswoman announced on Thursday, 99,902 vehicles are affected overseas, including 30,772 in Europe. In Japan, 70,797 cars are brought to the workshops. The airbags can burst due to poor workmanship, which blows parts of the metal cladding.
Death in Malaysia
Honda said a rider was killed in Malaysia in July as a result of the problem. A spokeswoman at Takata only said on request that Honda had informed them about the accident. Takata produces a large part of all airbags worldwide, vehicles from various car manufacturers are affected. The US traffic regulator NHTSA issued an urgent warning in late October and reported recalls of around 7.8 million vehicles.
According to the industry journal "Automotive News", more than 16 million cars around the world have been recalled because of the defect since 2008. According to the US traffic authorities, large Japanese car companies such as Toyota, BMW and the US companies Chrysler, Ford and General Motors are also affected. Audi is also struggling with airbag problems, which recently had to order 850,000 A4s to the workshops worldwide. But Takata is not the supplier here. (AG / dpa)