HONDA FORCED TO RECALL: Honda are recalling another 1-million vehicles in China, as a scare over a deadly defect in Takata-made airbags widens. Image: AFP/ Yoshikazu Tsuno
Beijing - Honda's Chinese joint venture is recalling 1-million sedans and SUVs to replace possibly faulty airbags, the country's product quality agency announced Friday (June 17).
Honda is recalling millions of vehicles worldwide to replace Takata airbags that may explode with too much force, injuring passengers.
11 deaths caused by faulty airbags so far
The Chinese agency said the latest recall applies to Honda CR-V utility vehicles, Civic and Platinum Rui sedans and Civic hybrids made by Dongfeng Honda during various periods between 2007 and 2011, the Chinese agency said.
Faulty inflators on Takata airbags have caused at least 11 deaths worldwide and injured more than 100 people. The number of vehicles recalled to replace Takata inflators could reach more than 100 million globally.
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Honda announced a similar recall in Japan of 784 000 vehicles earlier in June.
Takata has not been able to produce enough replacement parts to keep up with the recalls.
Authorities in Malaysia are investigating two more recent deaths in cars with Takata airbags that ruptured.