U.S. confirms new Honda death from faulty air bag

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported the death of a person in a 2002 Honda Accord from a faulty air bag.

More than 30 deaths worldwide – including at least 23 U.S. fatalities – and hundreds of injuries in various automakers’ vehicles since 2009 are linked to Takata air bag inflators that can explode, unleashing metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks.

Four Takata air bag deaths have been confirmed this year, including two Stellantis vehicles and one Ford vehicle.