Mayasia is Tired of Owners Ignoring Takata Warnings

Malaysia has had enough of people ignoring Takata airbag recall warnings, and will start imposing fines on owners who don’t get their recalled inflators fixed. From CarComplaints.com:

Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke made the announcement following confirmation of another death in a Honda vehicle that involved a ruptured Takata airbag inflator. Or in this case, Honda says two Takata airbag inflators ruptured in the same crash.

While the official cause of death in the tragic accident hasn’t been released, it seems likely that the infamous inflators are to blame.

It would be interesting to see US regulators take a similar approach, especially on these older Honda vehicles where the inflators are most likely to explode:

  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic
  • 2002 Honda CR-V
  • 2002 Honda Odyssey
  • 2003 Honda Pilot
  • 2002-2003 Acura 3.2 TL
  • 2003 Acura 3.2 CL

Honda has referred to these vehicles as “alpha” and has even taken to drastic measures by going door-to-door in an effort to make sure owners are aware of the dangers. To date, at least 21 people have been killed by Takta inflators.