Faulty airbag kills woman
A Malaysian woman has died after the airbag in her Honda City ruptured in a minor collision, said a safety official. The incident on Sunday came days after Honda Malaysia announced an additional recall of more than 145,000 vehicles to replace defective front passenger airbag inflators. Fire and rescue official Rosdi Hainan said the steeringwheel airbag had ruptured when he arrived at the site of the accident, and the victim was bleeding from her chest. The woman later died. Honda Motor Co in Tokyo said it was still checking on the accident and had no immediate comment. There has been a massive recall involving millions of vehicles worldwide because of faulty inflator and propellant devices that may deploy improperly in an accident, shooting out metal fragments that can injure or kill. Globally, 11 known deaths and more than 100 injuries have been blamed on exploding Takata-made airbag inflators.