The automaker said it is aware of at least one injury linked to the defect, which may have caused the airbag to rupture when it was deployed in a crash, according to a statement by Honda.

The Takata airbag scandal has affected nearly the entire automotive industry and claimed at least 23 lives worldwide, according to USA TODAY. The airbags were manufactured with ammonium nitrate that, in certain cases, explodes when the bags deployed, hurling fiery shrapnel into the driver and passengers.

Of the 23 total deaths worldwide linked to faulty Takata airbags, 21 have occurred in Honda vehicles, the automaker said.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the latest recall covers 1.1 million vehicles to replace inflators received “either as a permanent Takata airbag inflator recall replacement or as a service part installed following a crash or problem with the airbag itself.”

Another 100,000 vehicles are being recalled in Canada, Mexico and Central America, Honda said.

Automakers in the U.S. repaired more than 7.2 million defective Takata airbag inflators in 2018, as companies have increased efforts to track down replacement parts.

Source: CNBC

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