A defective product can lead to serious injury or death. As a consumer, there are steps you can take to stay informed as to which products are safe and which ones you should avoid. But even then, there is no way of guaranteeing that you won’t ever come in contact with such a product.
Defective car parts are extremely common, which can be seen by the number of recalls issued throughout the country every year.
Honda has found itself in the middle of an air bag recall that affects millions of vehicles.
With the most recent expansion to include another 2.6 million vehicles, the total number in need of repair has reached 5.4 million.
The recall is related to air bags supplied by Takata Corp. that can inflate with too much force upon impact. If this happens, metal parts can be spewed into the cabin. To date, a minimum of five people have been killed due to the problem.
Even though Honda is doing its best to address the concern, there is no way of knowing if every vehicle will be repaired. Subsequently, more injuries and deaths could occur in the future.