Honda to recall 5.7 million cars worldwide

Honda says it will recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in latest round of recalls in relation to deficient Takata air bags

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A woman walks past a logo of Honda Motor Co outside the company's dealership in Tokyo, Japan, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016.

Honda Motor Co. said on Friday that it would recall 5.7 million cars worldwide in the latest round of recalls involving Takata Corp. air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel into vehicles.

The total includes 440,000 vehicles in Japan and another 2.2 million in the United States announced earlier this week.

Honda spokeswoman Yuka Abe would not say where the other recalls will be. She said they are pending negotiations with the relevant authorities in each country.

Takata's inflators can explode with too much force, blowing apart a metal canister.

At least 11 people have died worldwide from the problem and 139 have been injured. About 24 million vehicles are being recalled in the US, the largest automotive recall in American history, and millions more globally.

The 13 models recalled in Japan cover the 2005 to 2014 model years and include a popular subcompact called the Fit.

TRTWorld, AP