Takata recalls 10 million airbag inflators
Takata is recalling 10 million more front airbag inflators affecting 14 automakers.
The recalled inflators can explode with extreme force and hurl shrapnel.
The inflators were sold to 14 different automakers.
Vehicles made by Audi, BMW, Honda, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen are affected
The recall is the last one the bankrupt company agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators.
The recalled inflators were used to replace dangerous ones made by Takata until a permanent solution could be developed.
THIS RECALL COULD BRING TO A CLOSE THE LARGEST SERIES OF AUTOMOTIVE RECALLS IN U.S. HISTORY.
THE 10 MILLION INFLATORS ARE PART OF THE APPROXIMATELY 70 MILLION IN THE U.S. THAT TAKATA WAS TO RECALL AS PART OF THE AGREEMENT WITH NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION.
AUTOMAKERS WILL DETERMINE WHICH MODELS ARE AFFECTED AND LAUNCH THEIR RECALLS.
SOME ALREADY HAVE MADE THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS.
To find out if your vehicle is affected by the recall visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls/takata-air-bags-nadi