Honda Accord to be recalled due to faulty Takata air bags (document image)

Takata airbag recall to expand in the United States

There is a massive recall due to faulty Takata air bags (recovery and repair are free of charge). It has been revealed that this recall will be expanded in the United States.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed on October 19: “At the public information meeting to be held on October 22, NHTSA will update the public on the safety risks associated with certain Takata air bag inflators. ”

Originally, this recall is because of the faulty Takata air bag inflator. Due to exposure to moisture, the gas generator propellant might have insufficient density or might improperly deploy.

This may cause the internal pressure inside the inflator to abnormally rise during air bag deployment. The defective inflators could rupture and could potentially cause fire or injury.

This NHTSA announcement also includes GM recalling additional 395 units in the United States upon receiving this notice from Takata. It has been discovered that the front passenger side air bag inflator is defective.

(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)