General Motors Vehicles Involved In NHTSA Takata Airbag Inflator Probe13
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a new investigation into more than 30 million vehicles over potentially faulty Takata airbag inflators. The probe includes an estimated 30 million vehicles built by over a dozen different automakers, including General Motors and rivals like Ford, Toyota and Nissan.
The investigation includes both vehicles that were produced with a potentially faulty Takata airbag inflator and vehicles that were repaired using one of these inflators under a previous recall campaign, Reuters reports. The safety watchdog said the investigation will include reviewing Takata’s production processes and conducting surveys of affected inflators in the real world.
Vehicles involved in this investigation feature a Takata inflator that uses a certain kind of drying agent to remove moisture from the system. NHTSA says no ruptures have been linked to these inflators yet, however it has concerns over how the inflators will hold up over time.
“While no present safety risk has been identified, further work is needed to evaluate the future risk of non-recalled desiccated inflators,” NHTSA said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters. “Further study is needed to assess the long-term safety of desiccated inflators.”
The initial Takata airbag recall campaign included more than 100 million vehicles worldwide. The inflators involved in this recall would become unstable and prone to rupturing after extended exposure to moisture and high temperatures. A total of 28 deaths have been linked to this inflator worldwide, along with more than 400 injuries. Of those deaths, 19 occurred in the United States.
This investigation includes certain General Motors vehicles, along with products from Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Tesla, Ferrari, Mazda, Daimler, BMW, Stellantis, Porsche and more. The investigation has not yet been made public, Reuters reports, however automakers affected by the campaign were made aware of it on Friday. It’s not clear which GM vehicles feature inflators involved in the investigation. It’s also not known if vehicles involved in the investigation will eventually be subject to recall.
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Takata is a perfect example of why I don’t trust the Japanese companies. It’s why I refuse to buy Japanese brand cars. The fact that GM and so many others trusted Takata is sad. They (Takata) knew of these defects for so long and kept producing them and letting the brands use them. Money and greed is what runs them.
When I was in Japan on a trip, I learned of a saying the Japanese have. It’s “If it stinks, put a lid on it”. Then working with a dealership that had Honda, I learned first hand how they do business. I also learned how much the people in Japan dislike Americans, but they love our money. I find it sad and sickening that so many Americans just blindly purchase Japanese brand vehicles with zero thought.
they might dislike you. let’s not overgeneralize.
as far as companies wanting to cover up mistakes … your comment was comedy gold!!!!
Dan is NOT overgeneralizing despite your bleatings. You clearly know nothing about the real Japanese culture and their beliefs.
Let’s hear the expert on the “real Japanese culture” over here 🤣
Yea it reminds me a lot of the gm ignition switch scandal. Crazy to think how there greed led to 124 people being killed and countless others injured. They knew about it for what 10-12 years right?
You are correct about the Japs disliking not only Americans but all “foreigners” and they have a derogatory name for any non-Native Japanese…..”Gaijin”…. and they really go to great lengths to try and hide it but it exists everywhere and is part of their “culture” and you’re right about how they love our Dollars.
Wait an American talking about another country having a derogatory name for them? Isn’t america the country that made derogatory names for there own citizens? What was it you people still call African Americans to this day? What name is that again you call Hispanics? I mean I could list a few more but these 2 are good for starters 😘
My guess is they don’t like you and your tiny brain.
There is NO foreign country that likes us.
Can you blame them? America think they are the world police they stick there nose in everyone else’s business stage coup in other countries but then complain when people do the same to them.
Cost Benefit Risk Analysis. Mandate recall on Takata for every airbag they ever made. Mandate Covid-19 vaccinations on every child who has been born. Throw common sense out the window.
This is why Henry Ford controlled as much of his supply line as possible.
Companies have turned to the complete opposite to reduce workforce and are now at the mercy of large vendors like Takata, and chip makers.
What’s next? The mega glass and windshield company that supplies most the US car companies?
I’m sure Mary Barra will have a plan AFTER the next part shortage shuts her down again.
Gm authority doesn’t need writers ,it needs moderators.