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Units of Honda Motor Co. have agreed to pay $85 million (¥9 billion) to settle investigations by most U.S. states into its use of defective Takata airbag inflators in its vehicles, according to a consent order made public Tuesday.

The state probes are connected with the ongoing recalls of tens of millions of vehicles equipped with potentially defective Takata inflators that were sold by Honda and other major auto manufacturers over the past 20 years.

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