Malaysia has had enough of people ignoring Takata airbag recall warnings, and will start imposing fines on owners who don’t get their recalled inflators fixed. From CarComplaints.com:
Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke made the announcement following confirmation of another death in a Honda vehicle that involved a ruptured Takata airbag inflator. Or in this case, Honda says two Takata airbag inflators ruptured in the same crash.
It would be interesting to see US regulators take a similar approach, especially on these older Honda vehicles where the inflators are most likely to explode:
- 2001-2002 Honda Accord
- 2001-2002 Honda Civic
- 2002 Honda CR-V
- 2002 Honda Odyssey
- 2003 Honda Pilot
- 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
- 2003 Acura 3.2 CL
Honda has referred to these vehicles as “alpha” and has even taken to drastic measures by going door-to-door in an effort to make sure owners are aware of the dangers. To date, at least 21 people have been killed by Takta inflators.