Takata adds 2.7 million units to its already huge air bag recall
Takata is adding a new type of air bag inflator that previously was thought to be safe to the nation’s largest automotive recall.
The device is featured in 2.7 million vehicles from Ford, Nissan and Mazda, from the 2005 through 2012 model years, according to U.S. regulators.
About 70 million airbags have been covered by recalls in the U.S., a figure that grows to more than 100 million worldwide.
The announcement comes just hours after Honda had confirmed an 11th U.S. death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata air bag inflator, according to Reuters.
The Japanese automaker said the incident occurred in Florida in June 2016 when an individual was working on repairs on a 2001 Honda Accord and the air bag ruptured.
The individual working on the vehicle in Florida died a day after sustaining injuries when the air bag deployed.