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Honda pays $ 84.2 million to solve the Takata airbag probe



(Reuters) – Honda Motor Co. has agreed to pay $ 84.2 million to solve a probe of most US states in its use of defective Takata airbag inflatables in its vehicles, according to an approval decision released on Tuesday.

American Honda Motor Co. and Honda of America also agreed to upgrade their product safety procedures related to front airbags, including to reduce the risk of their inflators failing.

Honda affiliates agreed to the consent order without acknowledging errors and to avoid the cost of further disputes. Court approval is required.

Honda confirmed that it had reached civilian settlements with 46 US states, Washington, D.C. and three U.S. territories in question. It also said it had replaced more than 1

6 million defective Takata airbag inflatables in its vehicles.

A multistatic group of lawyers had been investigating Honda's use of Takata airbags since December 2015, according to the approval decision. Catalog

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