Exploding Airbag In Honda Civic Kills Driver

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A woman driving a Honda Civic was killed after her car's airbag ruptured while deploying after a minor accident involving the Civic and a Mercedes Benz.

The incident occurred on Sunday, June 26, just a few days after Honda's Malaysian unit issued an additional recall for more than 145,000 vehicles to replace defective front passenger airbag inflators. 

Exploding airbags have caused at least 11 known deaths worldwide and have lead to over cases of injuries in various cars around the world.

The reason for the exploding airbags has been the propellant used by the airbags supplied by the Takata Corp. This may cause the airbags to deploy improperly, which can lead them to explode, sending out shrapnel which can kill or maim people inside the vehicle.  

The exploding airbags have lead to Takata recalling millions of cars, most of them in the United States, where 10 deaths have occurred due to the issue.

Sunday's death is the second caused by the rupturing airbags in Malaysia.

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Story first published: Monday, June 27, 2016, 14:13 [IST]
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