Spotlight: Five Facts About Takata Airbags

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • Takata’s exploding, shrapnel-spraying airbags are the subject of the biggest U.S. consumer product recall in history.1

  • Takata’s U.S. recall covers 33.8 million vehicles, including at least 15 vehicle brands and 60 models; worldwide, over 50 million vehicles have defective airbags.2,3

  • Takata is currently making only 500,000 replacement airbags per month4; U.S. repairs could take at least 5 years.5

  • It is estimated that 25 to 30 percent of U.S. cars with defective airbags – or about 10 million cars - will never be repaired.6

  • To date, at least 6 deaths and 64 injuries have been linked to exploding Takata airbags.7

Sources:
1. Washington Post
2. Consumer Reports
3. CNN
4. The Central Virginian
5. CNN
6. CNN
7. Automotive News

 

 

 

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