In February, a crisis involving potentially dangerous airbags seemingly led to Honda’s CEO stepping down. The company that made the airbags, Takata Corp., had refused demands for a recall.
Tuesday, the airbag maker changed its tune, announcing that it had come to an agreement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall of 34 million cars. That’s about double the number of cars that had been voluntarily recalled by automakers including Toyota, BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Subaru.
In a press release, ShigehisaTakada, chairman and CEO of Takata, said: