UPDATE 4-Honda adds 2.2 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall

Thu Feb 4, 2016 3:38am EST
 
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* Honda has previously recalled over 6 mln U.S. cars since 2008

* Its latest move shows continuing Takata recalls may not be over

* Issues separate recall for 341,000 Accords over unrelated issue (Updates with Honda comment on Accord, Civic models)

By Paul Lienert and David Shepardson

DETROIT/WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd is expanding its recall in North America of late-model vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata air bags, adding 2.23 million vehicles.

The Japanese automaker said certain Acura and Honda vehicles from model years 2005-2016 are being recalled to replace Takata PSDI-5 driver-side inflators.

It recalled another 269,000 similar models in Canada on Monday for the same issue.

Takata Corp told U.S. safety regulators two weeks ago that about 3.9 million PSDI-5 inflators sold to several different vehicle manufacturers could rupture and kill, or cause serious injury to vehicle occupants. Honda's latest recall is included in that count.

The company said on Wednesday no PSDI-5 ruptures had been reported in its vehicles.   Continued...