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1.4 Million Cars in US Recalled for Takata Air Bag Flaw

Auto News - Published on Wed, 11 Dec 2019

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According to US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Takata Corp has told that another 1.4 million US vehicles need to be repaired over a potentially deadly defect as Inflator devices Takata supplied to five of the world’s biggest car manufacturers may absorb moisture that could either cause the airbag to rupture or under-inflate. The recall involves components produced from 1995 through 1999 and sold to Volkswagen Group's Audi, Toyota Motor Corp, Honda Motor Co, BMW AG and Mitsubishi Motors Corp.

Takata supplied tens of millions of defective airbag inflators for years that were prone to exploding in a crash and injuring or killing car occupants by spraying metal shards. Past Takata recalls were blamed on its use of ammonium nitrate as a propellant used to inflate airbags. For its latest safety campaign, the company is citing a manufacturing issue that affected inflators that used a non-azide propellant.

Takata was purchased in April 2018 by a unit of China’s Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. and the combined unit was renamed Joyson Safety Systems.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Wed, 11 Dec 2019
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