Honda reports 10th US death from Takata air bags

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

DETROIT (AP) — Another person has died from injuries due to an exploding Takata air bag.

Honda says a person was killed in Fort Bend County, Texas, on March 31 when a driver's air bag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic.

It's the 10th known death in the U.S. from a Takata inflator and the 11th worldwide. More than 100 people have been hurt.

Honda says it mailed multiple recall notices to the Civic owner, but recall repairs were never made.

Takata inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel at drivers and passengers. So far 14 automakers have recalled 24 million U.S. vehicles in what is now the largest auto recall in the country's history. About 7.1 million inflators have been replaced.