Takata Corporation has issued an airbag recall nationwide for certain types of airbags.
The Takata airbag recall affect both driver and passenger airbags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a consent order to the company and is requiring it to cooperate in an ongoing investigation.
The problem behind the Takata airbag recall is that the propellant used in them can degrade over time and cause injury when used. This problem is likely related to moisture getting into the device and causing it to deploy with more force than what it was designed for, which can make it rupture and send shards of metal into the driver or passenger.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched a new website that contains information and updates on the Takata airbag recall. It also includes a VIN search that allows users to see if their vehicle is affected by the recall.
The DOT will also be working to make sure that affected vehicles have their airbags replaced as soon as possible. Vehicles at the highest risk will be prioritized first.
A list of the affected vehicles in the Takata airbag recall can be seen here.
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