Honda recalls 440,000 more cars in Japan over air bags

Honda is recalling another 440,000 cars in Japan over air bag inflators made by Takata that can explode and hurl shrapnel into the vehicle.

The recall announced Friday is part of 5.7 million Honda vehicles that will be recalled worldwide over the latest Takata air bag problem. Included in that total are 2.2 million Honda vehicles recalled earlier this week in the United States for the same issue.

Honda would not say where the other recalls will be.

The vehicles recalled in Japan cover the 2005 to 2014 model years and include a popular subcompact called the Fit.