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Honda to expand Takata airbag recall

June 15, 2014

TOKYO: Honda Motor Company expects to recall vehicles with potentially defective air bags, a move that could expand a massive, multi-company air bag recall by more than a million, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

The recall involves faulty air bag inflators supplied by Takata Corporation and would follow a similar move this week by Toyota Motor Corporation. The Honda recall should be announced by the end of June, according to the person who asked not to be identified.

Honda is also investigating on its own how many vehicles it may need to call back and where they are, according to the individual.

The number of vehicles it recalls could exceed the 1.135m vehicles Honda called back globally last year.

Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2014