New Airbag Recall Due to Deadly Takata Defect
Takata airbags are back in the news again for their defective products. A new problem has surfaced with their airbags and has already resulted in at least one death. This defect is said to be unique to the other defects that resulted in the deaths of 24 people and the injuries of hundreds of others worldwide. This defect will result in the airbag exploding and sending shrapnel flying towards drivers and passengers. Documents posted yesterday show the now-bankrupt company adding 1.4 million front driver inflators to the recall list in the U.S.
Some of the cars affected by this new recall are BMW Audi, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Toyota cars made between the years of 1995 to 2000. BMW said in a statement that the 3-series cars, model years of 1999 to 2001 have been affected, but BMW also recommends that people should stop driving 323i and 328i sedans made from 1998 to 1999 as a precaution. It is likely these cars have the inflators that were made at the Takata factory. Unfortunately, some of these car makers are still figuring out which exact models are affected. Audi said in a statement that the A4, A6, A8 and TT vehicles from 1997 to 2000 are affected by the recall. In the coming weeks, officials encourage car owners to search for all recalls by entering their vehicle identification number at www.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls It is important for drivers to check this site often since the full list of affected cars is still not available. Keep in mind that this is an important recall, and if it isn’t remedied, you people can be harmed.
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