1.11.17: Honda adds 772,000 vehicles to ongoing air bag recall
TOKYO (AP) — Honda is recalling 772,000 additional Honda and Acura vehicles in the U.S. for defective front passenger seat air bag inflators made by Japanese supplier Takata.
The vehicles are part of an expanded recall of 1.29 million vehicles, including some recalled earlier.
Takata uses the chemical ammonium nitrate to cause a small explosion designed to inflate the air bags in a crash.
As many as 16 people have been killed worldwide and about 180 have been injured.