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Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru Vehicles Join the Recall on Takata Airbags

Brooke Shroyer1 year ago

According to the New York Times, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru are recalling over 700,000 vehicles with Takata airbags.  Takata reveals their airbags are faulty and involve dangerous defects. 

The Takata Airbag Malfunction

Last Tuesday, Takata claimed that the combustible material that triggers the gases to inflate the airbag could deteriorate over time with exposure to high temperatures and humidity.  Takata also admitted that the airbag testing had discovered leaks in the airbags. 

The moisture brought in from the leaks cause further deterioration of the explosive material used for inflation of the airbags.  

When the Takata airbags explode from the inflation, metal shrapnel violently project outward, critically hurting passengers. 

About the Takata Airbag Recall

Takata, the largest airbag manufacturer, has denied their faulty airbags to the rest of the automaker industry and prolonged this recall for years. 

Back in 2004, Honda carmakers recalled their faulty airbags manufactured by Takata, resulting from two deaths.  Due to Takata’s negligence in declaring a recall, all auto manufacturers throughout the world have been oblivious to their fatal airbags until now.

Six deaths and over 100 injuries have been reported from Takata airbags. 

Mazda has recalled 111,536 vehicles in only Japan so far. Subaru recalled 91,151 vehicles in Japan, not yet admitting to an overseas recall.  Mitsubishi is arranging a worldwide recall of about 412,000 vehicles. 

In the United States, over 34 million vehicles of many other manufacturers have been recalled.  Other carmakers such as Toyota, Honda and Nissan have already recalled 11.5 million vehicles.  This is the largest auto recall documented in history.   


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