Japanese carmaker Honda, on Wednesday said a person was involved in a fatal crash in Malaysia, as the faulty Takata airbag ruptured, resulting in the driver's death. This is the fourth death this year, linked to Takata.
The incident took place on September 24, 206, in Johor, and involved a Honda City made in 2009. The car was part of the recall made by Honda in June last year to replace faulty front airbags. No details about the victim were reported.
Honda said that the company confirmed with the Malaysian police that the airbag ruptured in the crash, but the cause of death has not been determined yet. Honda also confirmed that the passenger airbag did not rupture.
Globally, around 100 million Takata airbag inflators have been declared faulty, and in the US alone, nearly 70 million inflators are defective. Takata is making recalls. The company is also having a hard time trying to find an investor, while a few are waiting for the airbag maker to declare bankruptcy.