Published on December 15th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Takata airbag recall for McLaren 570S, Audi R8, and Tesla Model S
The Takata airbag saga continues as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced more than 20 supercars are joining the world’s biggest automotive recall in history. Interestingly, many new cars from that segment are included to the recall, which means manufacturers have decided to use defective Takata inflators with ammonium nitrate, ignoring the fact that they would have to be recalled.
Ferrari is the supercar brand that is going to be involved the most into the recall, as the entire 2016-2017 lineup has defective inflators from the Japanese company. The range will join the already announced about 2,800 cars from the exotic Italian manufacturer.
Other supercars affected from the recall are the 2017 Audi R8, 2016-2017 McLaren 570S, 2012 Fisker Karma, and Lexus LFA. Even the mighty McLaren P1 uses risky airbags and is going to be recalled. Tesla is also joining the campaign for the first time and will have to replace the airbag inflators of all 2012-2016 Model S electric sedans.