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NHTSA works hard to keep Americans safe from faulty Takata airbag inflators

Posted on May 6, 2016 3:30 pm under Automotive Defects

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated on May 4 that they have expanded and accelerated the massive Takata airbag recall, which was already covering millions of vehicles.

The NHTSA is now requiring Takata to coordinate with automakers to address problems in approximately 35-40 million vehicles. From this month until December 2019, Takata is required to recall every vehicle with airbags that contain ammonium nitrate-based propellant without a chemical drying agent. Such a sweeping action is intended to protect people’s lives from hazardous airbags. Takata and automakers have already been forced to recall millions of vehicles due to faulty airbags, which have been linked to 10 fatalities and over 100 injuries in America alone.

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