Six automakers to recall nearly 2.5m U.S. vehicles over Takata airbags

Six automakers have stated that they plan on recalling nearly 2.5m U.S. vehicles with defective Takata air bag inflators.

The recalls include 1.9m SUVs and trucks from General Motors Co, along with 217,000 vehicles from Volkswagen AG, 200,000 from Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz USA unit, 92,000 from BMW AG, 54,000 from Jaguar Land Rover, a Tata Motors Ltd brand, and 5,100 from Daimler Vans USA.

Separately, Ford Motors announced a recall of nearly 1.9 million vehicles for Takata inflators on 01 June 2016.

A total of 15 automakers have recalled nearly 16.4m vehicles in the United States since last week, stemming from Takata’s decision in May 2016 to declare about 35 – 40m inflators with ammonium nitrate defective by 2019.

The Takata air bag inflators recall has been linked to 13 deaths and more than 100 injuries globally. The inflators were found to explode with too much force and spray metal shrapnel into vehicle passenger compartments.

Source: Reuters



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