A restructuring plan under consideration for longtime Japanese auto supplier Takata, responsible for the largest automotive safety recall ever, would make the company stop producing airbag inflators, sources told Reuters. Takata has had to replace more than 100 million defective inflators worldwide.
It isn’t exactly earth-shattering news that automakers were well-aware that Takata airbags were a disaster waiting to happen. But a court document filed on Monday illustrates the extent of how much—and how long—four automakers knew.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has confirmed the eleventh death caused by an exploding Takata airbag. A 50 year-old woman died from her injuries following a collision while driving her 2001 Honda Civic on September 30th.
Multiple warnings about the dangers of the ammonium nitrate used in Takata airbags went ignored to save just a few dollars per airbag, according to a report by The New York Times. To date, faulty Takata airbags have killed at least 14 people and injured over 100 more, prompting the largest automotive safety recall in…
A woman was killed in her home by an explosion Monday morning involving a truckload of airbag detonation triggers which was on its way to a Takata automotive parts plant, according to multiple reports.