Honda considering whether to keep buying Takata air bags

TOKYO Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:12am EDT

A Logo of Takata Corp is seen outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo April 12, 2013.  REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A Logo of Takata Corp is seen outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo April 12, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co is considering whether to continue buying air bags from Takata Corp and will examine their quality as well as how many Takata is capable of supplying, Honda Executive Vice President Tetsuo Iwamura said.

Honda is still negotiating with Takata on who will pay for how much of the costs related to the recent air bag recalls, Iwamura told a news conference. He declined to give the amount of the costs.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Chris Gallagher)