Takata recalls 34 million Air Bag Inflators [US]


US/Washington: Takata Corp. agrees to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side Air Bag Inflators due to injury and death hazards. NHTSA: http://ht.ly/Na8Dn

Direct link: http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/DOT-action-on-takata-air-bag-defects

According to the NHTSA, these recalled Inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six (6) deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata Inflators to nearly 34 million.

Over time, moisture causes changes in the structure of the chemical propellant that ignites when an Air Bag deploys. The degraded propellant ignites too quickly, producing excess pressure that causes the inflator to rupture and sends metal shards into the passenger cabin that can lead to serious injury or death.

The NHTSA already has held informal discussions with auto makers and parts suppliers in an effort to coordinate one of the largest and most complex product recalls in history. The Agency also plans to issue notice of intent to open a proceeding that would coordinate the remedy program for Takata inflators in order to address the highest risks quickly.

For more information including the Consent Decree, please consult the NHTSA announcement, available at the links above.


Additional information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 5314-2015
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