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Honda bans Takata airbags from its new models

Honda announced that Takata airbags will no longer be found in new Honda and Acura models. According to Reuters, the Japanese automaker said it was "deeply troubled" by evidence suggesting Takata "misrepresented and manipulated test data for certain air bag inflators".

“Honda expects its suppliers to act with integrity at all times and we are deeply troubled by this apparent behaviour by one of our suppliers,” the statement reads. 
Honda claims to be able to replace all defective Takata components with safe, functional parts from other suppliers in the near future.

In related news, Takata was recently fined a record $200 million in the U.S. for poorly handling this mess that caused at least eight deaths and injured more than 100 people. It must pay $70 million immediately, and the remaining $130 million if and when it fails to meet the requirements that were set and agreed upon.