Oz airbag recalls blow out

THE recall of an additional 90,000 Hondas brings the number of cars fitted with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to almost one million, in Australia alone. The Honda recall includes the Jazz, CR-V, 2010-12 Insight and City sedan. Expected to extend to more than 50 million cars globally, the recall – which followed multiple deaths overseas due to airbags splitting or emitting shrapnel on deployment – has reached 940,000 here. That almost equals the total of Australian car recalls for all reasons in 2014, itself a 10-year high.