10 Million Takata Airbags Recalled

by Aryn Plax

Aug 14, 2020

Around 10 million vehicles with exploding Takata airbags have been recalled. This appears to be the last of a series of recalls that the now-bankrupt Takata had started in the early 2010s.

Brands that had installed Takata airbags into their vehicles include the following:

•  Audi
•  BMW
•  Honda
•  Daimler (vans)
•  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)
•  Ferrari
•  Ford
•  General Motors
•  Mazda
•  Mitsubishi
•  Nissan
•  Subaru
•  Toyota
•  Volkswagen

A deployed airbag

The inflators in this recall were intended as replacements for Takata inflators subject to previous recalls. The previous inflators would degrade in hot or humid conditions, thus increasing the chances of exploding. The explosion would send shrapnel flying, which often injured the drivers. Though the degradation issue had been remedied in the replacement inflators, the possibility of explosions persisted.

Source: CarAndDriver