Monday, 11 May 2020 13:09

56M Takata Inflators Won't Be Recalled

Written by David A. Wood, Car Complaints


According to CAS, NHTSA has bailed out of its authority to compel automakers to replace more than 50 million Takata airbag inflators. CAS says certain automakers still haven't repaired 50% of their vehicles equipped with dangerous Takata inflators, and what NHTSA is doing is the opposite of transparency by holding back reports and data that should be available to the public.


CAS says it hopes NHTSA is relying on accurate scientific studies about the inflators, and while the government allegedly monitors the Takata situation, CAS says it will be monitoring the government.


NHTSA's decision doesn't include a separate matter concerning General Motors vehicles equipped with Takata airbags, as the automaker has fought a recall of about 6 million trucks and SUVs which will cost GM more than $1 billion.


General Motors filed four petitions in four years trying to convince federal regulators a recall is unnecessary because the airbag inflators are allegedly safe.


But NHTSA has done nothing but prolong its final decision whether the vehicles are truly safe, something that sent owners to court alleging in a class action that GM is playing with people's lives.


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