On January 8th Takata, the auto motive airbag supplier, launched a new round of recalls of up to 10m vehicles,media reported. Audi, BMW, Honda, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, GM, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen all were affected.
Takata’s airbag recall, which has been in place for seven years and has a recall of 100 million vehicles, is the largest safety recall in auto industry history, and it has caused irreparable damage to some users, with at least 23 people worldwide killed in Takata air bag inflators, including 15 in the U.S. Another 230 people were injured as a result.
After years of recalls, many believe the potential threat to Takata’s airbags has been addressed, but it turns out not.
The reason for the recall of 10 million vehicles is also silent, and Takata replaced the first recalled vehicles with a new propellant identical to the gas propellant component at the risk and claimed to have been repaired.
At the time, Takata thought that a new solution was the best solution because of the time, humidity and temperature that caused gas propellant problems, but that was clearly wrong.
Takata has been shut down and acquired by other companies because of the airbag recall, but its impact is still spreading between car makers and owners.