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Auto Safety Chief’s Car Recalled Due to Takata Air Bag Issues

Yashica Kaushal7 months ago

The Detroit News reports that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) chief Mark Rosekind recently said that a family car driven by his wife was recently recalled for a defective Takata air bag inflator.

Overview of the Takata Air Bag Issue

Takata first announced the recall in 2013, stating a failure in handling and storing propellant chemicals. The recalls are a result of defective inflator and propellant devices, which can rupture and eject metal shards into vehicle cabins.

The cause of ruptures is a combination of the use of ammonium nitrate, exposure to humidity, and design and manufacturing issues.

The Takata air bag ruptures have been linked to 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries. So far, 14 automakers have recalled 24 million U.S. vehicles with Takata inflators.

About Mark Rosekind’s Car Issues 

Mark Rosekind’s car has been recalled to fix the Takata air bag issue, but, like millions, he’s waiting for parts to make the repair to be supplied.

According to Rosekind, when his wife checked the vehicle ID number in a recall database it showed that there were no replacement inflators available.

The agency has taken over the management of recalls and is sending replacement parts to high humidity areas and to older cars first.


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