Auto airbag manufacturing company Takata announced another recall involving 10 million vehicles over shrapnel concerns.
Takata’s Final Phase
This latest recall is what Takata is hoping to be the last phase of vehicles affected. The recalls began in 2001 after it was found that the airbag inflators installed in numerous vehicles, have the potential to explode during a crash causing shrapnel to possibly hit the driver and other individuals in the car. This shrapnel has the potential to cause serious injury or death as a result.
The recalls are now seen as one of the biggest recalls ever to hit the auto industry according to an article by USA Today.
Types of Cars Affected
With the newest recall car makes such as Toyota, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors (GM), Nissan, and Subaru.
The recall involves new airbag inflators that Takata issued to affected vehicles after the original inflators were found to be defective. The inflators were created with ammonium nitrate, a chemical that later was found to break down quickly in climates with high temperatures. The breakdown can cause the airbag to explode during the crash and allow shrapnel to come out into the car.
Injured by a Takata Airbag?
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