Vehicles that are of the year 2008 and older are getting top priority for repairs for Takata airbag inflator recall as per U.S. Government. NHTSA defines the high-humidity region as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Saipan, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Takata Airbags Defects
“For years Takata has built and sold defective inflators, refused to acknowledge the defect, and supplied inaccurate and misleading information, putting millions of Americans at risk,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told a news conference. “American drivers should not have to worry that a device designed to save their life might actually take it.”
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.
Takata is planning extensive advertising campaign to first targeting high-humidity states like Texas and Florida for the consumers to get the exploding airbag defect fixed. NHTSA has already confirmed that Takata airbag rupture with metal shrapnel are most likely have a greater probability to occur due to prolonged exposure to high humidity.
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,”
A women named Jewel Brangman, 26 in Los Angles-area is known to be dead as the 8th victim of deadly Takata Airbag defect affecting so many people all across the United States. She died from neck and head injuries when the driver’s air bag in her rented 2001 Honda Civic inflated with too much force and […]