Takata Airbags Defects Has Marked the Highest Recall in the History
Published By : 20 May 2015 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
On Tuesday, the Japanese air bag maker Takata Corporation has given an agreement for declaring around 34 million vehicles, which are termed defective, owing to the issues with the air bag inflators. This issue has creating the biggest automotive recall in the history of America, according to the U.S. safety regulators.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation stated that the huge recall, which has not yet determined the reason of why the issue is occurring, includes driver-side and passenger air bags in vehicles, which are manufactured by 11 automobile manufacturers. It has expanded on the earlier national and regional recalls for the same problem.
Anthony Foxx, the Transportation Secretary stated that NHTSA has also issued a consent order to Takata, which needs the supplier to co-operate in the safety agency's current probe and in case of any oversight. On this NHTSA informed that they will be prioritizing and organizing the replacement of the defective inflators of Takata under its legal authority.
Anthony Foxx has assured that they will not be stopping with their work until each and every air bag has been replaced.
As per a research analyst, a recall of this huge size will be costing Takata and its other automobile manufacturing customers an estimated amount of US$4 billion to UD$5 billion.
A spokesman of Honda Motor Co had given any comment on how they are going to handle the replacement of air bag inflators, which will have to be manufactured for such a huge number of vehicles. The industry officials have turned for help to the rivals of Takata's in obtaining the replacement parts. A recall of such size is very much unprecedented in any kind of industry.