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Air bag danger: US counts 85M unrecalled Takata inflators

U.S. News

The nation's highway safety watchdog says U.S. cars and trucks have about 85 million Takata air bag inflators in them that haven't been recalled. Takata's inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into drivers and passengers. All of the inflators would have to be recalled if Takata can't prove that they are safe. The 85 million air bag inflators are in addition to the 28.8 million inflators already slated for replacement in what has become the largest automotive recall in the nation's history. A recall that massive would take years to complete and cost Takata billions of dollars.


85 million Takata air bag inflators remain unrecalled in U.S.: regulators

The Japan Times

DETROIT – The nation's highway safety watchdog says U.S. cars and trucks have about 85 million Takata air bag inflators in them that haven't been recalled. Takata's inflators can explode with too much force and spew shrapnel into drivers and passengers. All of the inflators would have to be recalled if Takata can't prove that they are safe. The 85 million air bag inflators are in addition to the 28.8 million inflators already slated for replacement in what has become the largest automotive recall in the nation's history. A recall that massive would take years to complete and cost Takata billions of dollars.


Toyota Recalls 1.6M US Vehicles For Takata Airbags

International Business Times

Toyota Motor Corp. said on Monday it will recall almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture. Earlier this month, Takata Corp. said it was declaring another 35 million to 40 million U.S. inflators defective at the urging of U.S. regulators, a move that more than doubles the number of inflators recalled. Faulty Takata inflators have been linked to more than 100 injuries and 13 deaths worldwide. Toyota said the new recall includes some but not all Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Sienna, Scion xB, Lexus ES, GX and IS vehicles built between 2006 and 2011. Toyota said it has now recalled 4.73 million vehicles in the United States for Takata airbags.


Takata Declares Nearly 14 Million US Air Bag Inflators Defective

International Business Times

Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp (7312.T) on Monday filed reports with U.S. auto safety regulators declaring nearly 14 million air bag inflators defective. Earlier this month, Takata said it would expand recalls for defective air bag inflators by 35 million to 40 million in several tranches through 2019, adding to the 28.8 million recalled before May 4. Monday's recall of nearly 14 million inflators is the first tranche of the expansion announced May 4. This is the largest recall in U.S. auto safety history. Malfunctioning Takata air bag inflators can explode with too much force, sending shrapnel into vehicles. The issue has been linked to 13 deaths worldwide and more than 100 injuries. Takata said there are no reports of any ruptures or injuries linked to the inflators involved in the most recent expansion but agreed "out of an abundance of caution" to file the defect reports to promote public safety and in cooperation with U.S. regulators.


Takata Air Bag Recall: US Confirms 11th Death Over Defective Inflators

International Business Times

Takata Corp.'s ruptured air bag inflator became the reason for the 11th death in the United States, authorities said Thursday, as the Japanese company faces the largest ever auto safety recall. A 50-year-old woman died after a car wreck in Riverside County, California, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed. At least 16 deaths are now linked to the defect, including five in Malaysia. The incidents prompted the recall of nearly 70 million Takata air bags in the U.S. alone, while the number across the world stands at around 100 million. The woman has been identified as Delia Robles, who was driving a 2001 Honda Civic.