Mercedes, BMW, Ferraris, and Tesla vehicles among 1.7 million recalled due to potentially deadly airbag Takata defect.
Big corporations such as Subaru, Tesla, Volkswagen, BMW, and many other are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace faulty airbag inflators. The inflators pose the risk of shooting shrapnel at drivers and passengers. 23 deaths have been attributed to the defective airbags.
About 10 million inflators are being recalled in the U.S. and as many as 70 million to be recalled by the end of next year. Takata used ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to inflate the airbags, but the chemical can deteriorate over time and cause a faulty product.
The recall has forced Takata Corp. to seek bankruptcy protection and sell assets to pay for the fixes.
The recall includes 826,144 Subaru vehicles, 288,779 Mercedes vehicles, 119,394 Volkswagen vehicles, 266,044 BMW vehicles, 68,763 Tesla vehicles, 11,176 Ferraris, and 159,689 Daimler Vans vehicles.
The models include:
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