Another death reported in crash involving Takata air bags
DETROIT (AP) – Another driver has died in a crash that involved an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but it’s unclear whether the inflator killed the person.
Takata says in U.S. government documents that the driver of a 2007 Honda Civic died last year in India. Documents say the inflator exploded in the crash, spraying metal fragments, but the cause of the death is undetermined.
If the inflator was the cause, it would be the 11th person killed worldwide by Takata air bags. But Honda spokesman Chris Martin says Indian authorities found that other injuries from a high-speed crash were the most likely cause of death.
The U.S. 2007 Civic’s inflators haven’t been recalled yet in the U.S., but could be part of a larger recall announced last week by the government.