After Toyota and Nissan, Honda to recall 4.8 million cars

  • Reuters, Tokyo
  • Updated: May 14, 2015 11:40 IST

Honda Motor Co said on Thursday it would recall another 4.8 million cars globally to replace potentially fatal air bag inflators made by Japan's Takata Corp, already at the centre of one of the biggest automotive recalls to date.

The recall comes a day after Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Cosaid they were taking back some 6.5 million vehicles worldwide after investigations showed the Takata airbag inflators were not properly sealed and could be damaged by moisture.

Honda has so far borne the brunt of the recalls linked to the Takata air bag inflators, which can erupt with too much force, spraying shrapnel inside the car. Six deaths have so far been linked to the defective air bags, all on cars made by Japan's third-largest automaker.

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