The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded its warning on airbag recalls to 7.8 million vehicles. Affected manufacturers include Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors.
Congressional hearing last month urged Takata executive to create a compensation fund for victims similar to one established by General Motors after its ignition switch recall. Kevin Kennedy, an executive vice president, from Takata said, “Takata believes that a national compensation fund is not currently required,”
Takata exploding airbag issue is not new to US public. Takata Corporation announced that an estimated 33.8 million cars will be recalled due to defective airbags manufactured by a Takata subsidiary which is the largest recall of a consumer product in U.S. history.