The Japanese manufacturer will check on an interim service additional 21 million vehicles because of problems with airbags, the company Takata.
Takata Airbag Recall
“In addition to the 30 million vehicles of which we have already announced the withdrawal, revoked another 21 million units worldwide,” said the spokesman, quoted by Agence France-Presse. The company also announced that its net profit in the fiscal year completed in March dropped by a third since the problem with the company Takata airbags caused the withdrawal of Honda vehicles in the world.
Honda’s net profit in the fiscal year to March 2016 amounted to 344.5 billion yen (3.2 billion dollars), which is 32.4 percent lower than the profit from the previous year, according to a company statement. Profit from operations fell 24.9 percent to 503.4 billion yen while annual sales rose 9.6 percent to 14.6 trillion yen.
Honda is the largest buyer of Takata airbags, according to AFP, adding that Takata aims to solve the problem which is associated with 13 deaths in the world and who also caused the withdrawal of tens of millions of vehicles.
The US regulator for Traffic Safety has ordered a recall early May Takata between 35 and 40 million airbag systems with the US market for their replacement.