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Takata gets away with using faulty airbags on a technicality

Posted on August 22, 2016 5:12 pm under Automotive Defects

Tens of millions of Takata airbags have been recalled after at least 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries were reported in the U.S. alone.

Reports suggest that over 60% of the newly replaced airbag inflators will have to be recalled later because of several factors like age and exposure to heat and humidity, but technically, there’s nothing wrong with them right now and they can be used by the company. Few companies are making airbags so there’s a shortage of them and using Takata airbags as replacements (or on new cars) is not prevented by law. Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Mitsubishi say some of the new cars will have to be recalled later to fix faulty airbags.

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