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 […]
A Louisiana driver was killed in an auto crash with the exploding Takata airbag inflator, Honda confirmed. The driver’s side airbag inflator ruptured in the 2005 Honda Civic that had Takata airbags. The name of the victim that was killed in the accident was Kylan Langlinais.
On the Congressional hearing with update on Takata airbag recall, the honorable chairman from Texas, Mr. Burgess expressed his serious concern over the deficient Takata airbags that could rupture metal shrapnel in to the occupants of the vehicle killing and injuring public at large. Since last hearing, tragically, there has been an additional death attributed to an […]