Honda Malaysia Confirms Takata Airbag Inflators Ruptured In Fatal Accident

Honda has confirmed during an inspection with the Royal Malaysia Police that the Takata single stage (SDI) driver front airbag inflator ruptured in the crash of a 2004 Honda City on May 27, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.  The crash resulted in the tragic death of the driver but the official cause of death has not yet been determined.

The vehicle involved in this crash was included in a Malaysian Product Recall announced on May 21, 2015, requiring replacement of the SDI inflator of the Takata driver front airbag. Several notification letters related to the recall were sent out to the then owners of the vehicle based on the information in our database. Honda records indicate that the recall replacement was never completed and the vehicle was not serviced in Honda authorized dealers.

The vehicle involved in this crash has also been included in the Takata single stage (SPI) passenger front airbag inflator recall issued on the same day, May 21, 2015. Honda has confirmed that the passenger front airbag inflator ruptured in the same day of the crash.

Honda is communicating with the authorities and out of respect for the family, the company will not provide any personal information.