Exploding airbags - what's latest position?

Back in May you had this article which revealed a problem with potentially exploding airbags affecting certain Toyota, Honda and Nissan cars. http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/miscellaneous/2015-05/huge-number-of-uk-cars-involved-in-exploding-airbag-recall/

That indicated Toyota were the first to take action and passing on the news to my daughter it confirmed her Yaris was one of those affected. The article also stated that Honda were to make a statement later that day, but unless I've missed it there's been no update since. Can you clarify what Honda's position is, as I'm wondering if my Honda Jazz 2005 1.4 SE CVT is also affected?

I did try the very useful online recall tool referred to in your latest newsletter, but that suggested my car was all clear.

Asked on 19 June 2015 by Parkton

Answered by Honest John
The issue concerns Takata airbag inflators, the containers of which can splinter and be projected into occupants chests in the event of an impact that sets off the airbag. The likelihood of death through this is low, though there have been a few cases worldwide. Affected manufacturers will set up recall systems when the have accumulated the necessary number of parts to handle the rectification.
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