Honda Confirms 8th Fatality Due To Faulty Airbag

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It's just one bad news after another for the Japanese carmaker Honda, as the company has confirmed another fatality due to faulty airbags made by Takata. This makes it 8 in total.

The victim has been identified as 26 year old Jewel Brangman, who died due to neck and head injuries after the airbag deployed with too much force, along with metal shrapnel.

The incident took place when Brangman rented a 2001 model Honda Civic in San Diego and was driving in Los Angeles County. The defective airbag cut Brangman's neck and caused a severe brain injury, which eventually led to her death.

Honda say that the company had recalled this particular car in 2009 for repairs, but was never worked on in spite of the company sending four notices to the owner.

The carmaker also says that the Civic was purchased at an auction and it was rented by Brangman in August last year. Honda sent a recall notice in June 2013 again, but the car was not taken by the owners even then.

Honda and Takata have offered condolences to the Brangman family. Also, Honda has urged people whose cars have been recalled due to Takata airbag issues to get repairs done as soon as possible.

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