Takata Airbag Malfunction Causes Driver Injury in Honda Civic Accident

Honda Civic US Spec 1 photo
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Just type 'Takata airbag' in Google's search box, and you will be facing tons of articles concerning recalls and even worse, incidents that killed or injured people.
Yes, it all traces back to that unfortunate malfunction that affects the deployment of the airbag inflator. When the airbag deploys, the inflator bursts violently and sends sharp bits of metal straight to the driver and passengers.

Besides the millions of recalls issued by affected carmakers, human lives were at stake and sadly, some were lost. Now the Takata faulty airbag is back at it, this time after an incident involving a Honda Civic. According to Car Complaints, faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp have been the cause of another injury-leading incident in Florida.

Long story short, a 2003 Honda Civic's airbag exploded, and sent a metal shrapnel straight to the driver's neck. According to police and hospital reports, the piece of metal was succesfully removed from the patient's neck after emergency surgery. However, the NHTSA claims there's no confirmation of the fact that the accident involved a rupture of the airbag inflator.

The same source claims the Honda driver - who remained anonymous - received a recall notice from Honda regarding the faulty inflator replacement, but that came only ten days after the accident took place.

Believe it or not, since 2008 when the airbag issues were discovered, carmakers including Honda, BMW, Toyota, Ford and others were forced to recall a total of 25 million cars. What's more puzzling is that six deaths have been recorded as caused by the inflator issue, and all of them took place in Honda vehicles.
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