About 400 vehicles in Singapore will be recalled due to defective airbags

An airbag logo is seen on a dashboard of a Honda Motor Co's car displayed at the company's showroom in Tokyo in this file photo taken Oct 27, 2014. About 400 vehicles here will be recalled due to faulty Takata-made airbags, the Land Transport Au
An airbag logo is seen on a dashboard of a Honda Motor Co's car displayed at the company's showroom in Tokyo in this file photo taken Oct 27, 2014. About 400 vehicles here will be recalled due to faulty Takata-made airbags, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - About 400 vehicles here will be recalled due to faulty Takata-made airbags, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday.

The defective airbags produced by the Japanese autoparts company have been linked to at least five driver deaths, including that of a pregnant Malaysian woman, who was killed following an abnormal rupture of the airbag during a car crash.

According to AFP, at least 16 million vehicles manufactured by 10 international automakers have been recalled worldwide over concerns that the Takata airbags in them can explode when inflating, spewing metal debris.

The automakers affected include Honda, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.

The LTA added in a statement that automakers here will be notifying the affected car owners to schedule their cars for rectifications.