US NHTSA Recalls: Takata Air Bag Inflator Recall Update

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Wednesday, January 8, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of twenty (20) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed?

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Among the twenty (20) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - Takata (TK Global LLC)Takata (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 ten million (10,000,000) PSPI, PSPI-2, PSPI-6, PSPI-L, SPI, PSDI, PSDI-4, PSDI-5, and SDI Non-Desiccated, Frontal Air Bag Inflators containing phase Stabilized Ammonium Nitrate (“PSAN”) Propellant that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls and marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

NHTSA Safety Notification 20E001000 reports that these Air Bag Inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling. These include the follows:

    • Takata PSPI Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata PSPI-2 Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata PSPI-6 Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata PSPI-L Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata SPI Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata PSDI Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata PSDI-4 Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata PSDI-5 Air Bag Inflators
    • Takata SDI Air Bag Inflators

According to the NHTSA, an Inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Numerous vehicle recalls will be announced by the individual vehicle manufacturers who will conduct recalls to replace the interim replacement Air Bag Inflators with alternate ones as a permanent remedy. The recall began January 2, 2020.

You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free 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: 20E001000
Recalls Direct RIN: 12505-2020
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