Japanese car company, Honda, has decided to part ways with longtime supplier Takata after the company reported faulty airbags. Honda announced none of its new car models will use Takata’s airbag inflators .

The company also accused Takata of misrepresenting and manipulating test data. Honda says that it will hire a third party to conduct an audit of said test details.

Takata has been struggling recently with their airbags, which can explode when activated, firing out shards of metal. The airbags have already been linked to eight facilities. Seven of those are in the United States.

Takata has since been fined $70 million for selling its airbag inflators to manufacturers.

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