January 30, 2015 / 11:35 PM / 3 years ago

Honda says fatal crash involved Takata air bag inflator rupture

DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co (7267.T) on Friday said it has confirmed that a Takata Corp 7312.T air bag inflator ruptured in a Jan. 18 crash in Texas that killed the driver.

    Prior to this incident, Takata air bags had been linked to at least five deaths.

    On Thursday, Honda issued a statement about the fatal crash involving a 2002 Honda Accord with a Takata air bag but had not yet confirmed that the inflator had ruptured.

    Reporting by Bernie Woodall

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