Takata Corp. has declared 33.8 million airbags defective, doubling the number of cars and trucks in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S history.
A South Florida man, who says he was injured by a faulty airbag several years ago, recently filed a lawsuit against Honda and Takata.
Drivers will have to go back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags that have already been recalled.
Even though their airbags have erupted – flinging shrapnel at drivers – Takata Corp. claims a nationwide air bag recall is unfounded.
U.S. safety regulators have threatened airbag maker Takata Corp. with fines and legal action, if they do not admit the driver’s air bag inflators are defective and agree to a nationwide recall.
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.