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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – Malaysia’s transport minister says owners of more than 71,000 affected Honda cars will be penalized if they fail to replace flawed Takata airbags in a drastic move to curb fatalities.

The deaths of seven people in Malaysia have been linked to the defective airbags. The latest victim was a 23-year old student whose 2004 Honda City crashed in Kuala Lumpur on May 27, the second death this year alone.

Transport Minister Anthony Loke said Saturday that owners of 71,315 Honda cars have still not responded to the recall replacement and will be barred from renewing their road tax if they don’t do so.

FILE – In this Nov. 20, 2016, photo, a Honda technician works on an airbag during a free airbag replacement event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Japanese carmaker Honda said Friday, June 1, 2018, another person has died in Malaysia after a flawed Takata airbag inflator exploded, raising the number of deaths linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to seven. (AP Photo/Lim Huey Teng, File )

He says Honda sent 28 recall notices to the student’s family but it didn’t reach them because they didn’t update their address.

FILE - In this May 4, 2016 file photo, visitors look at child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corp. at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Japanese carmaker Honda said Friday, June 1, 2018, another person has died in Malaysia after a flawed Takata airbag inflator exploded, raising the number of deaths linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to seven. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

FILE – In this May 4, 2016 file photo, visitors look at child seats, manufactured and displayed by Takata Corp. at an automaker’s showroom in Tokyo. Japanese carmaker Honda said Friday, June 1, 2018, another person has died in Malaysia after a flawed Takata airbag inflator exploded, raising the number of deaths linked to the defect in the Southeast Asian country to seven. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke, right, visits Pong Yew Loong, the father of the seventh victim in Malaysia linked to the defective airbags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Malaysia's Transport Minister says owners of more than 71000 affected Honda cars will be compelled to change their Takata airbags or be barred from renewing their road tax in a drastic bid to prevent further deaths. A 23-year-old Student became the seventh victim in Malaysia linked to the defective airbags after his 2004 Honda City crashed on May 27. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke, right, visits Pong Yew Loong, the father of the seventh victim in Malaysia linked to the defective airbags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Malaysia’s Transport Minister says owners of more than 71000 affected Honda cars will be compelled to change their Takata airbags or be barred from renewing their road tax in a drastic bid to prevent further deaths. A 23-year-old Student became the seventh victim in Malaysia linked to the defective airbags after his 2004 Honda City crashed on May 27. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

Malaysia's Transport Minister Anthony Loke, center, shows the figure reports of Honda cars which have not change the defective airbags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Malaysia's Transport Minister says owners of more than 71000 affected Honda cars will be compelled to change their Takata airbags or be barred from renewing their road tax in a drastic bid to prevent further deaths. A 23-year-old student became the seventh victim in Malaysia linked to the defective airbags after his 2004 Honda City crashed on May 27. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke, center, shows the figure reports of Honda cars which have not change the defective airbags in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Malaysia’s Transport Minister says owners of more than 71000 affected Honda cars will be compelled to change their Takata airbags or be barred from renewing their road tax in a drastic bid to prevent further deaths. A 23-year-old student became the seventh victim in Malaysia linked to the defective airbags after his 2004 Honda City crashed on May 27. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)

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