In mid-August, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released its latest information on how Toyota is handling recalls due to defective Takata airbags.
The recall is due to the risk that the density of the inflator’s gas forming agent may not be sufficient due to the fact that moisture absorption preventative measures were improperly carried out in the casting and molding process. 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, Mitsubishi has finished replacing 19,303 of the recalled inflators. This makes up a total of 14.2% of the replacements.
Of the 19,303, 5,626 were for the driver’s side and 13,677 were for the passenger’s side. The NHTSA announced that this represents 28.5% of the total of driver’s side airbags to be replaced and 12% of the passenger side airbags.
(Translated by Greg Scott)