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US NHTSA reports that Nissan has finished 21.5% of Takata airbag recall work

At the end of October, the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made the latest announcement on the progress of the repair work for Nissan cars recalled due to Takata airbag inflator defects.

The recall is due to a defect in the airbag’s inflators. During and after the process of formulating the gas forming agent, the appropriate moisture absorption prevention measures may have not been taken, which means there is a chance that the agent’s density is insufficient.

As a result, there is a chance that the interior of the airbag’s inflator may expand irregularly when the airbag is deployed, which could cause a rupture where parts fly out into the vehicle, causing possible fire or injury.

According to the NHTSA’s announcement at the end of October, Nissan has exchange inflators in 287,796 recalled cars. This means that the entire recall is 21.5% completed. The recall completion rate was 25.4% in August. The reason for the decline is that the recall was expanded to more vehicles.

Nissan’s 287,796 exchanges have all been for passenger side, not driver’s side, airbags.

(Translated by Greg Scott)