Honda Recalls 1.1 M. Cars in U.S. to Redo Air Bag Replacement

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New York, March 12 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> said Tuesday it is recalling some 1.1 million vehicles in the United States to re-replace defective air bags supplied by Takata Corp.

A related injury accident led Honda to decide to replace the Takata air bags with products of a different company.

Subject to the Japanese automaker's latest recall are eight 2001-2014 Honda-brand models and six 2002-2016 models of its Acura luxury brand.

Honda recalled all of these models in 2014-2016 for replacing Takata's air bag inflators with new products also supplied by the Japanese auto parts maker.

In January last year, when a Honda Odyssey minivan crashed, a replaced air bag inflator ruptured, injuring the driver's arm. An investigation found that the inflator manufactured at Takata's plant in Mexico was defective.

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