Another 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles in the U.S. have been recalled for defective airbag inflators, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) unrolls its latest round of airbag recalls.
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Update: Exploding ARC Airbag Injures Driver as Questions Loom re. Investigation into Faulty Inflators
February 21, 2019 – More than 4 years after the NHTSA committed to an investigation into why exploding airbag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee were causing severe injuries and even deaths, new casualties are being reported with little to no progress by government investigators. The most recent injury linked to an exploding ARC inflator occurred in a General Motors vehicle. As a result of the incident, the automaker announced it would recall 1,145 Chevrolet Malibu sedans from model years 2010 and 2011.
What’s the Problem?
January 10, 2018 – The new recalls follow Takata’s announcement that another 3.3 million airbag inflators are defective, according to TIME. The latest recalls are part of the largest series of automotive recalls in the history of the universe, with 19 automakers having to recall nearly 70 million inflators in 42 million vehicles. The catastrophe gutted Takata, forcing the Japanese manufacturer into bankruptcy protection.
The recall affects the following vehicles:
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Matrix
- Scion xB
- Lexus IS250
- Lexus 350
- Lexus IS-F (model years 2009, 2010 and 2013)
- Toyota 4Runner (model years 2010 and 2013)
- Lexus IS250C
- Lexus 350C
- Lexus GX460
- Toyota Yaris from Model Years 2009 and 2010
- Lexus ES350
- Toyota Sienna (2013)
Takata revealed that another 3.3 million inflators are defective. Its inflators can explode with too much force and hurl shrapnel. At least 20 people have died worldwide and more than 280 have been hurt.
Owners will be notified by March and dealers will replace front passenger inflators or air bag assemblies.
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