Takata Corporation, a major auto parts supplier, is the focus of a 35 million-vehicle recall by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) centering on faulty airbags that may violently rupture in a crash. The airbags have the potential to spray shards of metal and other debris on impact, which can maim, disfigure, or kill vehicle occupants. This recall should be performed immediately on any affected vehicle. You can look up your vehicle using the NHTSA’s VIN lookup feature.
The Takata airbag recall is now the largest automotive safety recall in the history of the world. It is a near certainty that you or a loved one has owned a vehicle that was or is equipped with a Takata airbag inflator. Many consumers have received a recall notice telling them that their vehicle contains a Takata airbag inflator. Officially, there are now 11 confirmed deaths that have been tied to Takata airbag inflators. Recently it was confirmed that a man was killed while working on a Honda that was equipped with a Takata airbag inflator.
See the Difference between a Safe Inflator and a Takata Inflator
To understand how deadly these inflators can be, please watch this video. It shows the difference between a standard airbag inflator and the faulty Takata airbag inflators. This video tells you all you need to know about why Takata airbag inflators are incredibly dangerous.
Takata, Honda, and several other auto manufacturers were aware of the danger posed by these airbag inflators for years and all chose to ignore the problem rather than initiate a recall that would cost millions of dollars. In fact in 2009 the NHTSA launched an investigation into Honda’s airbag problems, but closed the inquiry six months later saying there was “insufficient information” to suggest the company failed to take timely action. The NHTSA has revived this inquiry and required Takata to submit documents and sworn testimony regarding these events.
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