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Honda re-recalls 1 million cars in US with defective airbags

AFP  |  Washington 

American is once again recalling a million in the after it found that replacement parts to fix defective were also defective, the company said Tuesday.

The company said it will replace the defective in 1.1 million Acura and models ranging from 2001 to 2016 model years.

The issue was discovered following a crash involving a 2004 Odyssey minivan in which the inflator ruptured, injuring the driver's arm, the automaker said in a statement.

A subsequent investigation revealed that PSDI-5D inflators manufactured at Takata's Monclova, facility experienced manufacturing process errors, the company said.

The recall affects popular models like the Acura MDX, and

Millions of produced by some of the world's biggest automakers, including Honda, and General Motors, were recalled due to the risk its can deploy with excessive explosive power and send shrapnel hurtling inside the car.

Honda said it has recalled a total of 12.9 million

Takata, founded in 1933, went bankrupt in June 2017.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 21:25 IST