The Takata airbags remain the largest automotive recall in history. There are currently over two dozen brands affected by the recall. In short, Takata engineered an airbag containing ammonium nitrate. In the event of an accident, the air bag could potentially explode. Many incidents have reported metal shards deploying from the airbag in the event of an accident where the airbag 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 airbag 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.
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