Takata Recalls Additional 3.3 Million Air Bag Inflators to Historic Auto Recall

Takata Recalls Additional 3.3 Million Air Bag Inflators to Historic Auto Recall2009, 2010 and 2013 Vehicles Recalled from 15 Brands

The largest and deadliest auto recall in U.S. history, just got bigger.

More faulty air bag inflators have been added to a massive auto recall by Japan-based Takata with an announcement in January that 3.3 million vehicles were added to the list. The recall adds to 69 million previously recalled airbag devices by Takata by 19 auto manufacturers in 43 million vehicles.

Specifically, Takata is recalling the frontal air bags in certain 2009, 2010 and 2013 vehicles by the following manufacturers: Honda, Toyota, Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla.

The details about the recall will be filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

So far at least 20 people have died worldwide and more than 180 have been injured due to explosive airbags installed in vehicles equipped with the Takata airbags.

Takata’s uses a formula combined with ammonium nitrate in its air bags intended to quickly ignite a small explosion to fill its air bags in the event of a crash. However, that particular chemical can deteriorate in climates where there is high humidity and temperatures. If this happens, the explosive chemical may burn too fast, causing the metal canister to explode and vehicle occupants may be hurt or killed by metal shrapnel shards.

The recalled vehicles are being prioritized with the older models in states with high humidity or temperatures being fixed first.

So far the recalled vehicles are still on the roadways with only 18.5 million fixed since 2001 or 43 percent of the 43.1 million recalled over the past 17 years for this problem.

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