Automakers Continue to Utilize Takata Airbags

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Helen Jones
Executive Vice President 

A new congressional report was released showing that the type of Takata air bags that have been responsible for fatalities and injuries worldwide are still being installed in new Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen vehicles. These cars currently in production are using ammonium-nitrate air bag inflators without a chemical drying agent. If an inflator ruptures, it can send shrapnel or metal into the vehicle, which could strike and injure or kill an occupant. So far there have been at least 10 deaths and 100 injuries in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Takata’s airbags typically have not posed a significant threat of shrapnel release in the first few years after production. Most failures recorded have been attributed to heat exposure, humidity and age.

The law permits manufacturers to sell vehicles that may be subject to future recall without informing consumers, but many find the practice irresponsible and dangerous.

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