Published on June 27th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Honda Malaysia Confirms Takata Airbag Ruptured in Latest Fatal Crash
Honda Malaysia has confirmed that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver’s airbag inflator in a 2005 Honda City ruptured in a crash on June 26, 2016 in Selangor. The crash resulted in the tragic death of the driver. No official cause of death has been yet determined.
The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a Malaysian Product Update (recall) announced on May 21, 2015, requiring replacement of the SDI inflator of the Takata driver’s front airbag.
Since 2015, the car has been included in both driver’s Takata airbag inflator and passenger’s Takata airbag inflator recalls. Three mailed notices related to those recalls were sent to the owner. However, the company’s records indicate that the recall repair was never completed.
Honda Malaysia is communicating with representative of the driver’s family in an effort to resolve their remaining concerns. Out of respect for the family, the company will not provide any personal information.