- 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