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US NHTSA reports that Nissan has completed 25% of Takata airbag recall replacement work

US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Nissan has carried out replacements for 25% of the total recalled Takata airbags.

In mid-August, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest information on how Nissan is handling recalls of cars due to defective Takata airbags.

The recall is due to the risk that, due to insufficient moisture absorption preventative measures during the casting and molding process, the density of the inflator’s gas forming agent may not be sufficient. This could result in the inflator’s internal pressure rising irregularly upon inflation, causing the vessel to rupture, which could result in fire or injuries to passengers.

According to the NHTSA, Nissan has finished replacing 281,727 of the recalled inflators. This represents a total of 25.4% of the replacements.

Currently, Nissan has not replaced any driver’s side airbags. All of the 281,727 exchanges were for the passenger side only.

(Translated by Greg Scott)