Published on July 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Is there 63 million ticking bombs made by Takata?
Takata Corporation is a Tokyo based parts maker, has been under investigation by the NHTSA and the U.S. Congress over airbag ruptures that have produced shrapnel which has been related to deaths in the U.S. and also in Asia. Some 63 million cars globally have Takata installed airbags (pictured above is the airbag module that is fitted inside a steering wheel) and about a 30% of these car are carrying defective airbags that could injure or even kill the car occupants.
Initially, Takata announced that their defective airbags were not produced after 2008. Now we get information that Honda is recalling some 2016 model vehicles also. Thus far, Takata continues to experience issues repairing the wave of millions of vehicles recalled from earlier model years. It has been reported that globally 23-million vehicles equipped with the deadly Takata airbags still need to be repaired, including a large number of vehicles right here in Malaysia.
While recalls are in effect and affected manufacturers are working around the clock to change the parts the question remains, “Has the problem really been rectified?” It might seem that there are still issues remaining. That leaves millions of drivers with cars that could contain an airbag that is like a ticking time bomb.