Eighth U.S. Fatality Linked to Faulty Takata Air Bag, NHTSA Says

  • Minor driving a car under recall died in Pittsburgh in July
  • Fatality is the ninth worldwide tied to exploding air bags

Auto-safety investigators have identified an eighth U.S. fatality linked to a faulty Takata Corp. air bag.

The latest crash due to exploding air bags occurred in July in the Pittsburgh region, Gordon Trowbridge, spokesman for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said Wednesday. A minor driving a relative’s Honda Accord under recall was killed.

Takata agreed to what may be the largest highway safety penalty in history last month to settle with NHTSA. 

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