A Japanese-based auto parts maker is about to be in the hot seat in the nation’s capital as they face a senate panel and pressure from a federal agency to recall millions of airbags across the US.
The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.
The company behind defective airbags linked to injures, deaths even a lawsuit in South Florida may have known about the problem a decade ago and said nothing.
Nissan is recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs throughout the U.S. due to an airbag problem that could cause shrapnel to shoot shrapnel into the passenger compartment.
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
Officials are trying to spread the word about dangerous airbags in recalled cars amid word that the U.S. government is adding more than 3 million vehicles to the warning about faulty air bags that have the potential to kill or injure drivers or passengers in a crash.
More than three million Toyota, Honda and Nissan vehicles are being recalled for air bags that may explode.