Takata air bags may have caused 2 more deaths in Malaysia

DETROIT (AP) — Honda says two people in Malaysia have died after crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force. But the company says officials have not yet determined the cause of either death. The automaker says cars in both crashes were under recall to fix faulty...

DETROIT (AP) — Honda says two people in Malaysia have died after crashes in which Takata air bag inflators exploded with too much force.

But the company says officials have not yet determined the cause of either death.

The automaker says cars in both crashes were under recall to fix faulty Takata inflators, but repairs had not been made.

The first crash happened April 16. A driver's inflator on a 2006 Honda City ruptured in the crash. The car was part of recall announced on May 21. The second happened May 1 and involved a 2003 Honda City. That car was recalled on Dec. 8, 2014.

Takata inflators can blow apart a metal canister, sending shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 11 people have died worldwide and over 100 have been hurt.

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