A Honda Civic crash in Mesa, Arizona, killed the motive force after the Takata airbag inflator exploded, making this at least the 15th U.S. death attributable to Takata inflators in Honda autos.
As well as, greater than 200 accidents within the U.S. have occurred in Honda autos from exploding Takata airbag inflators. These numbers do not replicate the Honda car occupants who had been killed outside the U.S.
Based on Honda, an investigation into the August 20, 2020, Arizona crash of the 2002 Honda Civic was carried out with investigators from the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA). The investigation confirmed the unnamed Civic driver sustained accidents as a result of ruptured Takata airbag, and later died on account of these accidents.
“Our ideas and deepest sympathies are with the household of the motive force.” – Honda assertion
Along with the motive force, Honda and NHTSA confirmed the Takata passenger airbag inflator within the Civic additionally exploded, inflicting a small fireplace within the dashboard. Nonetheless, there wasn’t a passenger within the seat and the ruptured passenger airbag inflator triggered no accidents.
The 2002 Honda Civic had been below recall since December 2011 to exchange the driver-side frontal Takata airbag inflator, and the passenger airbag inflator had been recalled in 2014.
Based on Honda:
“Beginning in January 2012, greater than 15 mailed recall notices had been despatched over the course of eight years to registered house owners of this car earlier than the August 2020 crash. As well as, Honda made quite a few telephone calls in an try to achieve house owners of this car and bodily visited the deal with of the present proprietor, leaving recall data hooked up to the house’s entrance door. Our data point out that the recall restore was by no means accomplished.”
The Honda Civic driver who was killed wasn’t the registered proprietor of the car and Honda doesn’t know if the motive force was conscious of the unrepaired Takata airbag remembers.
Honda has been affected by faulty Takata airbag inflators greater than any automaker, taking extraordinary steps to get the damaging airbag inflators away from the general public and their autos.
The automaker continues to push prospects towards sellers to have free recall repairs carried out, even going door-to-door hundreds of thousands of times attempting to trace down prospects.
Homeowners of 2001-2003 mannequin yr autos are particularly in danger, however all Honda car house owners ought to guarantee their autos haven’t got the damaging Takata airbag inflators put in.