Takata says faulty air bags also sent to Fuji Heavy, Mitsubishi

Japan Economic Newswire |

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. told U.S. regulators last week that it also shipped its potentially defective air bag inflators to Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., maker of Subaru brand cars, and Mitsubishi Motors Corp, Reuters reported Monday.

In a letter dated June 25 to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Japanese company identified the two automakers as receivers of the air bags that could rupture, according to the report.

Seven other automakers, including Honda Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp., announced last week that they were recalling cars in certain regions of the U.S. with a "high absolute humidity climate" as part of an investigation by regulators there.

NHSTA began the probe earlier this month after learning of six incidents, all in Florida or Puerto Rico, where the air bag ruptured and caused three minor injuries.

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