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Another Person Has Died From A Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator

Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Take your car in for the airbag recall if it applies to you! Takata started 2018 by issuing a recall for another 3.3 million airbag inflators, while automakers are literally going door-to-door telling drivers to get their car fixed if it needs the fix. Meanwhile, another person has died due to a defective airbag inflator, bringing the total death toll to 22.

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The unidentified driver died in Malaysia on New Year’s Day, when they crashed a 2004 Honda City, reports The Associated Press. In total, 19 auto manufacturers and truck makers have recalled up to 69 million inflators in the U.S. alone, according to the A.P., but it’s been a struggle to reach every impacted driver.

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That said, this most recent incident is another reminder to take your car in if it’s subject to the recall. As soon as possible.

Senior Reporter, Jalopnik/Special Projects Desk

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DISCUSSION

Y’know what, so many other people have said this same thing, but since the Jalopnik writers can’t seem to be bothered to care about this horrible fact when they want to write another sentence shaming people for not having the recall done, I’m gonna throw my hat in the ring, too. Maybe since every comment on this post is calling you out for it, you’ll stop trying to shame us, and shame the cause of nobody being able to get the recall done - Takata. Haven’t seen a single article from you lot about how they’re dragging their feet producing replacements...

NOBODY CAN GET THE RECALL DONE BECAUSE NOBODY HAS THE PARTS TO DO IT - STOP SHAMING THE DRIVERS, WHEN IT ISN’T THEIR FAULT

No dealerships are going to pay for car rental, or Uber/Lyft, or give loaners out to every driver for six months, or a year, or more. They physically can’t afford it. There is one party to blame for these recalls still not being done, and it’s Takata. God forbid you do your duty as journalists, and put their feet to the fire - that might actually get you some street cred as good investigative journalists, rather than taking the low road and not taking any time to do more than write opinion pieces and blog posts.