Takata Airbag Recall Problems Continue
The 34-million vehicle recall for defective Takata airbags has quickly become the largest and most complex automotive recall in U.S. history.
At a Tuesday Congressional hearing lawmakers pressed Takata executives for answers and showed dissatisfaction with the Japanese manufacturer’s poor response and lack of answers to the massive airbag issue.
If you have been injured by a Takata airbag, contact the defective product lawyers at Peterson & Associates. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
No Solution in Sight
At Tuesday’s hearing, Takata executives were not able to produce a satisfactory answer to the massive defective airbag problem.
The company stated that they will continue to use the same ammonium nitrate chemical that has been linked to the cause of the violently explosive airbags being recalled nationwide.
The manufacturer will continue production with the questionable explosive despite multiple expert opinions that show that the chemical is sensitive to moisture and temperature changes and can break down over time, making it susceptible to violent explosions.
The company did note that they will stop production of a “batwing” shaped inflator that has also been linked to the cause of the explosions that can send shards of metal throughout a vehicle. Unfortunately a number of airbags were replaced with the same “batwing” inflators and will need to be replaced again.
Lawmakers expressed concern and confusion over Takata’s decision to replace defective airbags with the exact same product. The company has dragged its heels since the problem first surfaced more than 15 years ago.
The explosive airbags have caused more than 100 injuries and six deaths. If you or someone you love is injured because of a defective Takata airbag, contact Peterson & Associates today for a free consultation.
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