Marking the largest automotive recall in U.S. history, Japanese auto supplier Takata recalls nearly 34 million cars because of faulty airbags.
The automakers included in the recall are Honda, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, BMW, Mazda, Ford, General Motors, Subaru and Mitsubishi.
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To date, six deaths and more than 100 injuries have been tied to the defective airbag that can deploy violently, burst apart and send shards of metal flying through a vehicle. Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, Takata refused to take blame for the defects, stating that any issues with the product were manufacturing error, not design flaws.
Testing by the manufacturer and automakers have not yielded a root cause of the defect, but confirm that the inflators needed to deploy the airbag have been shown to degrade over time, leading to a compromise in the explosive chemical within.
Automakers have struggled to keep up with the demand for replacement products for all of the affected vehicles, a problem that will be amplified by today’s announcement. The Transportation Department has ensured that the defective inflators will be replaced as soon as possible, and that those with the greatest risk will be addressed first.
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