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Takata exploding airbags: 2 more deaths reported

2016-05-05 07:48

MORE AIRBAG DEATHS: Honda has reported another two deaths in Malaysia due to faulty Takata airbags. Image: AFP / Yoshikazu Tsuno

Detroit - Honda says two people in Malaysia have died after crashes in which Takata airbag inflators exploded with too much force.

The company says officials have not yet determined the cause of either death.

Faulty inflators

The automaker says cars in both crashes were under recall to fix faulty Takata inflators but repairs had not been made.

The first crash happened on April 16: A driver's airbag inflator of a 2006 Honda City ruptured in the crash. The car was part of a recall announced on May 21. The second incident occurred on May 1 and involved a 2003 Honda City. That car was recalled on December 8, 2014.

READ: Takata saga: 35-million more cars to be recalled?

Takata inflators can blow apart a metal canister, sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 11 people have died worldwide and over 100 have been hurt.

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