Rockefeller, Nelson Request Information, Documents from Honda President

December 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W. Va.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), requested documents and information from Honda North America, Inc., regarding defective airbags manufactured by Takata Corporation.  The letter also requests further information on Honda’s failure to report 1,729 incidents of injury or death to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Senators’ letter to Honda President, Takuji Yamada, follows the Committee’s hearing last week, “Examining Takata Airbag Defects and the Vehicle Recall Process.” The airbags led to a series of recalls beginning in 2008. The most recent recalls for Takata airbags now encompass 10 automobile manufactures and affect 7.8 million vehicles in the United States. 

The letter is below.