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Honda Recalls 2.23 Million Vehicles over Faulty Takata Airbags

Honda recently recalled an additional 2.23 million vehicles in the U.S. over faulty Takata airbags, bringing the total number of Honda and Acura vehicles the automaker has recalled in the U.S. over the issue to as many as 8.51 million. Across the nation, fourteen automakers have recalled 24 million vehicles installed with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators.

As the scope of the seemingly ever-expanding recall widens, it is worth asking how many vehicles may potentially be affected. Valient Market Research estimates that Takata sold up to 54 million inflators since 2000 that contain the problematic compound ammonium nitrate, which has been blamed for the ruptures.

The most recent Takata airbag fatality occurred in a 2006 Ford Ranger that had not been included in the Takata recall. Ford has since recalled the vehicle.

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