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Takata scandal reaches a new peak: the car airbags manufacturer announced the largest recall in history, involving 33.8 million cars

Takata Co. acknowledged publicly that airbags installed in over 33 million cars sold globally have flaws and could endanger passengers. All affected cars will be recalled in service.

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Takata, Japanese manufacturer of airbags, announced the largest recall in history, will replace airbags fitted to 33.8 million cars. In the past, the recall Takata reached 18 million units, but after months of pressure and discussions with NHTSA and the US Department of Transport, the Japanese agreed to admit the mistake publicly and carry out this recall, which provides replacement airbags falling in equipping these vehicles. Worldwide, six people died and over 100 were injured after a faulty trigger Takata airbag defect.

The whole problem with airbag systems affected is the airbag inflator, which contain a substance that can degrade over time and generate a hazardous explosive moment when the airbags. That solution has even led to the explosion propelled capsule release, which generated pressurized container breaking into dozens of small pieces, propelled at high speed and then the airbag for occupants in a manner similar to shrapnel. Consequently, the Japanese system will replace 33.8 million of the airbag inflator to ensure proper operation of safety systems which should protect vehicle occupants in case of accident, not to endanger.

US government agency has not determined what caused the explosion of uncontrolled airbags inflate the systems used by Takata. Analysts blame the gradual infiltration of moisture in defects systems of airbag inflator for their failure. Air bags have flaws that could have equipped numerous brands and models in recent years, being controlled by companies such as BMW Group, Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota. The full list of affected models, broken down by years of manufacturing and distribution markets not yet been published.

via Takata Co. / NHTSA

 

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