New testing results revealed that more than 650 Takata-produced airbag inflators ruptured after being pulled from vehicles as part of the largest recall in automotive history.
According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week, 660 inflators pulled from 245,000 vehicles ruptured when undergoing additional testing. The inflators have been linked to as many as 15 deaths globally and more than 100 serious injuries.
The recalls are being performed in waves with the oldest vehicles involved being part of the first round of replacements. The inflators degrade over time so older vehicles get priority in the recall. (more…)