TOKYO – Japanese media say a woman injured by a Takata Corp. air bag has settled her case and withdrawn her complaint.
The case was filed May and was the first in Japan related to the unfolding massive global recall due to air bag problems. The woman was a front seat passenger in a 2006 Nissan X-Trail sport-utility vehicle, and was injured in the face, left arm and right hand when the vehicle crashed on a freeway in October and the air bag burst improperly, although the one for the driver's seat worked properly, according to Nissan Motor Co.
Kyodo news agency reported Wednesday that the woman settled with Takata. NHK TV said the settlement totaled 12 million yen ($119,000).
Takata was not immediately available for comment, and Nissan declined to comment.