TOKYO (Bloomberg) -- Honda Motor Co. added about 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. to existing recalls for flawed airbags made by Takata Corp. after discovering it hadn’t properly identified these models as being produced for the market.
The new recalls cover 104,871 units of the 2008 Honda Pilot SUV, 2001 Accord and 2004 Civic sedans, according to a filing posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The additions were made after the automaker identified the batches hadn’t been properly identified as being produced for the U.S.
Honda’s latest recall comes after its U.S. advertising campaign on March 16 urging owners to immediately replace potentially lethal airbags. The automaker is trying to ensure car owners take action to prevent more fatalities and injuries after a rupturing airbag in a Honda car claimed a fifth victim in January.
Takata bags can fail during deployment and propel metal shards at passengers, a flaw that has led to millions of vehicle recalls by at least 10 automakers. About 25 million vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled worldwide since 2008, Reuters has reported.