Attorney General James Announces $85 Million Multistate Settlement with Honda Over Airbag Failures

Posted to Applied Web NY on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 16:08

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced a $85 million multistate settlement with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Mfg., Inc. (Honda), over allegations that Honda concealed safety failures in the airbags of certain Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the United States. The settlement — reached between a coalition of 48 attorneys general and Honda — concludes a multistate investigation into Honda’s alleged failure to inform regulators and consumers of issues related to the significant risk of rupture in the frontal airbag systems installed in certain model cars, which could cause metal fragments to fly into the passenger compartments of many Honda and Acura vehicles. The ruptures have resulted in at least 14 deaths and over 200 injuries in the United States alone.

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