Published on April 13th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Cause Of Takata Airbag Failures

If you are wondering what was the reason or reasons for the Takata airbag failures, well we have been informed that the main cause was due to moisture seeping into Takata’s inflators. Orbital ATK, a researcher hired by a coalition of automakers announced its findings last month where they determined the reason Takata airbags ruptured. Challenges with determining root cause of the rupture issue have held back automakers and the supplier from deciding how the companies will divide costs.

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Expenses stemming from Takata airbag recalls have totaled about 607.8 billion yen, Takaki Nakanishi, an analyst with Jefferies, wrote in his Feb. 24 report. He estimated future expenses assuming an average cost of about 9,000 yen per unit.

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