Authorities are investigating a further 30 million Takata airbags

With the original recall having affected 100 million vehicles across the planet, Takata’s airbags are now under further investigation.

10w ago

As reported by Reuters, the NHTSA has opened another investigation into Takata in what is now the world’s largest recall in the history of the automobile.

Including vehicles built between 2001 and 2019, the investigation includes over 20 manufacturers including Ferrari, BMW, and Tesla. It was revealed in 2018 that the airbag recall cost Ford a whopping $300 million.

Not only will this new investigation include cars with defective inflators which were installed when new, it will also include inflators which were fitted after the first recall which affected approximately 100 million vehicles.

A government document seen by Reuters states that the 30 million have inflators with a drying agent on the inside. This is because the main cause of the original defective inflators were these drying agents however there have been no reported cases of any issues with the 30 million.

The opening statement of NHTSA’s engineering analysis says that "while no present safety risk has been identified, further work is needed to evaluate the future risk of non-recalled desiccated inflators."

What happens next all depends on the outcome of this new investigation.

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Comments (3)

  • Best part is they call my Ford last year to do the passenger side and now my dash makes a nasty noise when I accelerate. Now they've sent me notice they will want to do the driver's side. I don't think I want my car completely ruined.

      2 months ago
    • Take it back to the dealership. I watched them replace the module on my Ranger passenger side and it took less than 10 seconds - it just plugs straight into a slot behind the glovebox. Sounds like yours has become detached.

        2 months ago
  • This is bad. Real bad.

      2 months ago