October 31, 2020
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An exploding car air bag causes 17th death in the US

A motorist died after faulty air bag inflators in their 2002 Honda Civic ruptured, Honda confirmed. It’s the 17th death in the US caused by a Takata air bag.



a blue and white sign: Honda confirmed that a man driving a 2002 Honda Civic died after a crash that triggered faulty air bag inflators. It was the 17th death in the US related to recalled Takata inflators.


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Honda confirmed that a man driving a 2002 Honda Civic died after a crash that triggered faulty air bag inflators. It was the 17th death in the US related to recalled Takata inflators.

The crash occurred in late August in Mesa, Arizona. Air bag inflators on the driver’s and passenger’s side ruptured in the crash, Honda said.

Every car air bag has an inflator, which puffs up the air bag when triggered.

The driver’s air bag injured and “subsequently killed” the driver, whom Honda didn’t name. The passenger’s air bag exploded inside the dashboard, which caused a small fire, Honda said.

The 2002 Honda Civic had been under recall since December 2011 for replacement of the driver’s

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An exploding airbag car causes 17th death in the US

A motorist died after faulty airbag inflators in their 2002 Honda Civic ruptured, Honda confirmed. It’s the 17th death in the US caused by a Takata airbag.



a blue and white sign: Honda confirmed that a man driving a 2002 Honda Civic died after a crash that triggered faulty airbags to deploy, killing them. Theirs is the 17th death in the US related to recalled Takata airbag inflators.


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Honda confirmed that a man driving a 2002 Honda Civic died after a crash that triggered faulty airbags to deploy, killing them. Theirs is the 17th death in the US related to recalled Takata airbag inflators.

The crash occurred in late August in Mesa, Arizona. Airbag inflators on the driver’s and passenger’s side ruptured in the crash, Honda said.

Every car air bag has an inflator, which puffs up the airbag when triggered

The driver’s airbag injured and “subsequently killed” the driver, who Honda didn’t name. The passenger’s airbag exploded inside the dashboard, which caused a small fire, Honda said.

The 2002 Honda Civic had been under recall since December 2011 for replacement of the driver’s airbag inflator,

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Exploding Takata Air Bag Inflator In Honda Car Kills Arizona Driver, Marking 17th US Death

KEY POINTS

  • The company said the person who was killed wasn’t the registered owner of the vehicle
  • The reason of the crash was deemed to be the rupture of the air bag inflator in the driver’s side
  • Takata uses an ammonium nitrate-based propellant to inflate the air bags

An Arizona driver has been killed by the exploding Takata inflator in his Honda car, marking the 17th death in the U.S. caused by a faulty air bag inflator manufactured by Takata Corporation, a Tokyo-based automotive parts company.

The latest death occurred on Aug. 20 in Mesa in the crash of a 2002 Honda Civic, Reuters reported, citing a statement released on Saturday by the Honda Motor Company. The Japanese automobile company said that a joint inspection with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that the rupture of the inflator in the driver’s side led to the person’s

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