Takata Corp’s massive airbag recall is considered the largest U.S. recall in automotive history, affecting tens of millions of vehicles and responsible for at least 8 deaths. The airbags, which are prone to spontaneously exploding and spewing metal shrapnel into the car’s interior, have been installed in roughly 20 million vehicles in the U.S.—the...Read more
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After Honda announced in early July 2015 a 4.5 million-vehicle recall in cars and trucks equipped with Takata-made airbags, the total number of vehicles with faulty airbag inflators has ballooned to over 57.5 million worldwide. The defective inflators are prone to causing airbags to spontaneously explode, spewing metal shrapnel into the vehicle at...Read more
In a long overdue public address, Takata Corp.’s chief executive Shigehisa Takada apologized for his company’s defective airbags that have claimed at least eight lives and injured 130 others. “I feel a heavy responsibility,” Takada said of the faulty airbags installed in about 35 million vehicles that are prone exploding, yet maintained that Takata products...Read more
In the largest auto recall in history, 34 million vehicles equipped with Takata-made airbags have been identified as faulty, leading to eight confirmed fatalities thus far. The defective airbag inflators are at the crux of the recall, as they cause the airbag to spontaneously explode, sending metal shrapnel into the vehicle. The eighth fatal...Read more