Takata is having more issues with their airbags in a number of different vehicles. While airbags are meant to stop harm from coming to the drivers and passengers of vehicles during car accidents, these malfunctions have a possibility of doing quite the opposite.
The newest recalls span across all vehicles containing NADI inflators. The vehicles said to have these inflators are Toyota, BMW, Audi, Honda, Mitsubishi, and the Isuzu Oasis. The NHTSA estimates that 2.75 million vehicles are amongst the recall lists with the majority of them being Honda vehicles. (2.4 million vehicles) The newest vehicle with these airbags is the 2003 Acura 3.5RL and the oldest is the 1996 Honda Civic Coupe.
If you have a 1999 BMW 323i or 328i it’s incredibly important you do not drive your vehicle other than straight to the repair shop to fix the defective airbag as BMW considers these vehicles “high risk” for your safety.
What Makes These Airbags so Dangerous?
Takata has a past of using non-azide driver inflators (NADI) to air up their airbags. The problem with these can be catastrophic. When an airbag deploys during a car or truck wreck, the faulty inflator may not inflate properly or could over-inflate. An under-inflation would cause the airbag to not do its’ job properly still causing harm to the individual.
However, the over-inflation problem is much bigger as the faulty seal everyone is pointing fingers at, can cause an explosion of the airbag sending metal parts like shrapnel into the body of the driver or passenger. This will cause injury and even in some cases, it can cause death.
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