tesla joins takata air-bag recall mess that will test supplies
The package adds more cars and more car manufacturers, and will strain its ability to deliver replacement parts, adding uncertainty to the largest and most complex car manufacturing
Security operations in the United StatesS. history.
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced on Wednesday that it would add 35 million to 40 million inflators to the recall, the total number of parts to be replaced could reach 69 million.
\"Takata has been in close consultation with NHTSA to understand the serious challenges it will face in supplying replacement parts for an expanded recall,\" the company said in a statement . \".
\"Takada will continue to do his best to cooperate with each other.
The recall involved 17 different manufacturers, including
Tesla Motor added
The agency is trying to coordinate with all car manufacturers and three airlines
In addition to Takada, the bag supplier also directs the parts first to the car with the greatest risk.
After weeks of discussions with Takata, the recall was announced on Wednesday.
The operation will include all the air.
Bag inflator without desiccant to reduce moisture is a factor that is thought to lead to misburning of a small amount of metal sprayed into passenger carriages.
At least 10 people were killed in connection with the equipment.
Two other deaths in Malaysia could be linked to Takata airlines.
Mark ruskind, administrator of NHTSA, said the bag exploded.
\"This is a very urgent issue,\" said ruskind . \"
\"Science makes it clear that these opportunities for inflation become more dangerous over time.
\"The move is 28.
Takada recalled 8 million inflators in the United States. S.
Affected vehicles produced by 12 different manufacturers, including Honda Motor.
Toyota Motor Company.
Fiat Chrysler Motor Company.
With the new recall, up to 69 million inflators will be recalled.
17 manufacturers, including Daimler, Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover Motor Co. , Ltd. and Fisk Motor, are now covered.
NHTSA says it doesn\'t yet know how many cars each manufacturer has.
From now until the end of 2019, the expanded recall will be carried out in stages and will be based on risk priorities, depending on exposure to age, humidity, and temperature, Roskind said.
Owners can check on www to see if their vehicle is affected. safercar. gov.
Depending on the humidity, five different maintenance phases and three different geographical areas are expected.
In the wettest state, old cars will be repaired first.
The manufacturer\'s repair schedule will expire on May 16.
Minimum final repair-
Risk car is expected to be completed in three and a half years-
Until end of 2019.
Takada said it was unaware of any breakdown of the airbag population involved in the new recall. The Tokyo-
The company said in an email that due to \"common interests and restoring public confidence in future security\", the company agreed to take action as required by NHTSA
\"This agreement with NHTSA is in line with our desire to work with regulators and our automotive manufacturer customers to develop long-term cars
Long-term, orderly solutions to these important security issues, \"said Shigehisa Takada, chairman and chief executive of Takada.
\"We will continue to invest a lot of resources to maximize the recall completion rate.
NHTSA believes Takata airlines-
The bag problem is an industry-
It will depend on other airlines.
The bag suppliers and car manufacturers themselves solve the problem of parts supply and make sure to replace the faulty inflator as soon as possible, said roskine.
In February, researchers hired by the Automobile Manufacturers Alliance found that moisture in the air was a key factor --
Bags that can spray shrapnel on the driver and front row burst
Passengers of the affected car.
Cars with specific Takata Airlines
Bag design is susceptible to water intrusion and exposure to high for a long time
The panel found the highest risk of humidity climate.
NHTSA basically approved these conclusions on Wednesday, arguing that this is the official source of air pollutionbag failures.
The agency concluded that even at the highest
Humidity indicates that cars must have a history of at least six years before their inflator chemicals begin to become unstable.
At the next highest point.
Risk state, medium humidity state, it takes 10 to 15 years for the propellant to become unstable.
In the coldest state, 15 to 20 years.
Roskind said that Takada\'s cooperation in the investigation shows that the company has \"turned\" in implementing a new security culture \".
With the previous recall, the move means that a large number of cars on the road need to repair their airbags.
\"We are not satisfied with the recall rate,\" he said . \".
NHTSA will work with automakers to repair more cars and take its own steps, he said.
According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the crisis has destroyed 75% of Takata\'s value in the past year.
Jochen Siebert, general manager of JSC, said: \"This is just another step in Takada\'s long-term decline (Shanghai)
Automotive consulting company
Said before the announcement.
\"I just can\'t see how Takada survived this disaster. ”Two U. S.
Even an expanded recall may not be enough, senators say.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut and Edward Maki from Massachusetts called for the replacement of all equipment using ammonium nitrate.
In a joint statement, Senators said: \"As today, part of the repeated expediency steps will only continue to expose drivers, passengers and even others to urgent risks . \".
\"Before all Takata airbags are replaced by truly reliable protective products that do not use ammonium nitrate, and have proven that they have passed the most stringent quality assurance test standards, records of Takada\'s deadly tragedy will continue.
NHTSA focused its attention on the role of moisture in making Takata airbags unstable.
The agency said there was no evidence that the air bag with desiccant was defective.
Under legal agreements with regulators, Takata must prove that these airbags are safe by 2019.
\"There may be further expansion,\" said ruskind . \".
\"Science makes it clear that these inflators become unsafe over time and are faster when exposed to changes in humidity and temperature.