US teen latest victim in exploding Takata airbag deaths

Washington—Honda has confirmed another death involving a Takata airbag, bringing the global total to 11 fatalities in a scandal that has set off the biggest auto recall in US history.
The latest death came last week when a 17-year-old Texas teenager died from injuries sustained after her 2002 Honda Civic collided with another car, activating the defective airbag.
Honda’s US unit on Wednesday confirmed the death, which is the 10th reported in the United States while another person was killed after an accident in Malaysia.
The Japanese automaker said it had sent multiple letters advising that the car should be brought in for repairs, but it was never fixed.—APP

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