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takata discloses air bags with a new flaw were made from 2008-2014

by:Sunshinepack     2019-08-27
DETROIT (Reuters)-
Takada disclosed for the first time in a report to the United States that it first started manufacturing airbags that recently discovered defects at 2008. S.
The agency released the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday.
Takata sent a report to NHTSA this week, providing details of the defects and their manufacturing dates from 2008 to 2014.
This is the latest discovery related to Takata airbag problems, resulting in a recall of 17 million vehicles worldwide.
A new defect was discovered in June: a driverside air-
The bag inflator may contain undesirable components that may cause the inflator to break.
So far, GM and Nissan have recalled 30,867 vehicles to solve the problem.
However, these cars are only from models in 2013. 2014.
In a report released today, Takata said it has been manufacturing parts at the Monclova plant in Takata, Mexico, from 2008 to June 2014.
The report also said that the airbag rupture installed on GM cars showed a \"very different\" pattern from cars manufactured by other manufacturers that were recalled for similar problems.
Takata\'s latest report did not say that the new problem could affect more vehicles.
A Takata spokesman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
While GM and Nissan are broken for different reasons, the results are similar: in a collision, the airbag will explode with excessive force and send metal fragments into the car\'s cabin.
At least four people were killed and more than a dozen others were injured in connection with the defective airbag.
The latest issue, involving the installation of the incorrect baffle, was discovered after a lawsuit against GM and Takada in April.
The lawsuit says an accident in October 2013 caused a Georgian woman, Brandi Owens, to be blind in one eye and claims her car and driver
Side airbags are \"defective and very dangerous.
\"From 2008, 10 manufacturers have recalled more than 10 million vehicles in the United States with Takada airbags.
The manufacturer cited various reasons for the rupture of the airbag inflator, including design and manufacturing defects.
Meanwhile, Takada is trying to keep up with the need for replacement parts that were recalled earlier.
On Thursday, Takada agreed to add two more production lines in January to produce more airbag parts.
In a statement released late Friday, NHTSA said, \"it is not clear whether this is enough to meet the demand, and called on Takata to contact other airbag suppliers, help speed up production of replacement parts.
On June, NHTSA began to investigate whether the Takada airbag inflator manufactured from 2000 to 2007 was properly sealed or had other defects.
It also requires automakers to recall millions of airbags in certain areas such as Florida and Puerto Rico, where parts are exposed to higher humidity, which can lead to deterioration of internal explosive materials.
Critics say Gao Tian and NHTSA are not acting fast enough on the issue.
American lawyer on ThursdayS.
Consumers have asked a federal judge in Miami to expedite a class action lawsuit against Takada and four car manufacturers, saying public safety was threatened.
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