A 17th death has been linked to faulty Takata airbag inflators. The driver of a 2002 Honda Civic died on Aug. 20 in Mesa, Ariz., after a crash in which both frontal airbags deployed, Honda confirmed. A subsequent inspection by the automaker and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found defective Takata inflators for both airbags ruptured during the incident, causing a small fire in the passenger area. Nobody was in the passenger seat, Honda added.
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