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Honda Settles With Arizona In Defective Airbag Lawsuit


Honda has agreed to a $5 million settlement with the state of Arizona over allegations it failed to disclose defects in air bags that led to two deaths in the state.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced the settlement this week over the faulty air bag systems manufactured by Takata Corporation and used in certain Honda and Acura cars. Under the agreement, roughly $1.7 million will go toward consumer restitution. Another $2.1 million will pay for a gift card program incentivizing owners to get their air bags replaced. The state's top attorney estimates more than 40,000 drivers in Arizona are driving with those air bags.