Executives from Takata and Five Automakers to Answer the U.S Senate Regarding Faulty Air Bags

Published By : 20 Nov 2014 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

The issue of recalls has given the automotive industry a huge blow already. Many automobile giants have paid millions of dollars to people who have suffered from injuries caused due to faulty parts in automobiles and a huge number of cases are in progress. The seriousness of many cases is high, and the number of deaths due to faulty automobile parts is also vast. 

Now, representatives from Takata Corp., Honda Motor Co Ltd., Chrysler Group Llc. and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are ordered to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee of the U.S. to answer questions about the dangers brought about by faulty air bags supplied by Takata Corp.

The final list of witnesses who will face the Senate include senior vice president Vehicle Safety and Compliance division of Chrysler - Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President of Global Quality Assurance Division Takata - Hiroshi Shimizu, deputy administrator of NHTSA - David Friedman, , and executive vice president Honda’s North America division - Rick Schostek,. 

Along with these executives, a victim of an accident caused due to the defective Takata air bag will also testify before the senate. 

Over the past five years, at least five deaths have occurred due to faulty air bags supplied by Japanese safety equipment manufacturer Takata. The faulty air bags were found to rupture upon deployment, thus spraying metal debris inside the car. Due to this fault, more than 17 million cars have been recalled from around the globe, including 11 million from the U.S. alone.
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