TAKATA AIRBAG RECALL UPDATE
The Takata air bags remain the largest automotive recall in history. There
are currently over two dozen brands affected by the recall. In short,
Takata engineered an air bag containing ammonium nitrate. In the event
of an accident, the air bag could potentially explode. Many incidents
have reported metal shards deploying from the air bag in the event of
an accident where the air bag has deployed. This is one of the main factors
contributing to the dangers of owning a vehicle installed with this product.
The Japanese manufacturer Takata is recalling 35-40 million more airbags
this week. When looking at the recalls, these new additions double the
existing amount. All of the front air bag inflators without a drying agent
are affected. Takata has already recalled more than 28 million inflators
in 24 million U.S. vehicles. Hundreds of injuries have been reported and
unfortunately, 11 deaths have been linked to the defect worldwide.
Last month, the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced
that there are 85 million air bag inflators in the U.S. that will have
to be recalled if Takata can't prove that they are safe.
If you believe your vehicle might be affected by the Takata recall visit
this site and enter your VIN number.
Takata Air Bag VIN Lookup
Have you been injured in an airbag deployment?