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Takata air bags recall: Honda engineer debunks own claim, says was mistaken

Company disclosed the detail in a statement submitted as part of its defense in Florida

Reuters  |  Detroit 

Honda Motor Co on Friday released a 2013 email in which one of its engineers suggested that he knew some hidden truth about "the root cause" of Takata Corp air bag failures, but the engineer later said he was mistaken. The engineer's email was disclosed in a statement from Honda as part of its defense in a class action suit in Florida, where plaintiffs are seeking compensation for the lost value of vehicles due to defects in Takata air bag inflators. The inflators can explode with excessive force, launching metal shrapnel at passengers in cars and trucks. The ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 03:49 IST
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