US NHTSA Recalls: Tanaka Air Bag Inflators

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Friday, December 6, 2019, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, posted a total of 18 (eighteen) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed?

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Among the 18 (eighteen) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - TanakaTakata (TK Global LLC), a Tokyo, Japan establishment that has ceased trading and is currently a subsidiary of Joyson Safety Systems of Auburn Hills, Michigan, has recalled an estimated 1,400,000 Non-Azide Driver Air Bag Inflators (“NADI”) marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

NHTSA Safety Notification 19E080000 reports these inflators were used in some brands of 1995-2000 vehicles and do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (“PSAN”) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the Air Bag cushion to underinflate.

According to the NHTSA, in the event of a crash necessitating Air Bag deployment, an inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants. An underinflated Air Bag may not properly protect the occupant. These scenarios increase the risk of serious injury or death.

Takata will be working with vehicle manufacturers to determine into which vehicles the affected inflators were installed either as original or replacement equipment during service. As this work progresses, numerous vehicle recalls will likely be announced by the impacted vehicle manufacturers. The recall is expected to begin on January 24, 2020. No designation was listed for this recall at press time.

You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19E080000
Recalls Direct RIN: 12375-2019
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