(Honda corrects endpoint of production period in paragraph 2 to
2011, not 2012)
TOKYO, Sept 8 Honda Motor Co on
Thursday said it was recalling around 668,000 vehicles in Japan
to replace air bags supplied by Takata Corp.
The Japanese automaker said it had recalled models including
its Fit subcompact hatchback model, and the Civic and Accord
sedan models over passenger-side air bags. Vehicles produced
between 2009 and 2011 were affected, it added.
The latest announcement adds to the tens of millions of
vehicles Honda has already recalled due over air bags made by
Takata which are at risk of exploding with excessive force.
(Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Stephen Coates)