The Japanese airbag-manufacturer Takata announced this week it would expand its recall of defective airbags to up to 34 million vehicles. The New York Times reports that six deaths and over a hundred injuries have resulted from the flaw, which can cause the airbags to explode violently on deployment, spraying metal at passengers.
As we’ve discussed previously, the fight between federal regulators and Takata over the scope of the recall has been going on since last fall.
The Times notes that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been receiving complaints about this issue for almost fifteen years.
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