Honda Motor Co said a driver of an Accord was seriously injured after a faulty Takata air bag inflator ruptured during a crash in Las Vegas.
The inflators can explode with excessive force and unleash metal shrapnel inside cars and trucks.
According to Reuters, they are blamed for at least 16 deaths and more than 180 injuries worldwide.
The safety defect has prompted an international recall of about 100 million inflators by more than a dozen major automakers.
Former FBI director Robert Mueller will be appointed to oversee nearly $1 billion in Takata restitution funds.
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