Honda recalls 4.5 million more cars over dangerous airbags

Japanese carmaker Honda is recalling 4.5 million more cars globally amid fears of a serious – and potentially deadly – defect in Takata airbags.

According to BBC News at least eight deaths – all in Honda cars – have been linked to the airbag inflator, which can deploy with too much force spraying metal shrapnel.

Tens of millions of cars with Takata airbags have been recalled globally since 2008, most of them in the U.S.

Other brands that have issued recalls include Nissan, General Motors and BMW. Honda has issued the most recalls – 24.5 million in total.