Japanese manufacturer Takata promised at a Congressional hearing Tuesday that it will stop producing faulty inflators tied to its defective air bags. They’re at the center of the largest and most complicated auto recall in U.S. history.
Air bag maker Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million of its inflator mechanisms defective, effectively doubling the number of cars and trucks that have been recalled in the U.S. so far.
The Japanese company has refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
U.S. safety regulators are warning owners of more than 4.7 million vehicles that have been recalled for air bag problems to get them repaired immediately.
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BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry.
The recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.