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Honda issues “Do Not Drive“ warning for 8,200 U.S. vehicles over air bag risks


Honda Motor Co on Friday issued a “Do Not Drive” warning for 8,200 2001-2003 model year Acura and Honda vehicles with unrepaired Takata air bag inflators in the United States, auto safety regulators said.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said owners of those vehicles should not drive them until they get repairs, warning “the risk to vehicle occupants is dire.”

More than 30 deaths worldwide – including at least 23 U.S. fatalities – and hundreds of injuries in various automakers’ vehicles since 2009 are linked to Takata air bag inflators that can explode, unleashing potentially deadly metal shrapnel inside vehicles.

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