Takata airbag investigation expands

From the NYT:

The recall of exploding Takata airbags, one of the largest and most complex auto recalls in the nation’s history, may grow even larger.

On Thursday, officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the top federal auto safety regulator, said it had expanded its investigation of the defect beyond the airbags situated in front of the driver and front-seat passenger to include side airbags and was also examining all model years, not just older inflaters. If these are determined to be defective, the regulator said, the already spiraling recall may need to be widened to include more vehicles.

(For some background on the recall, including the fight between the manufacturer and NHTSA, see our prior discussion here.)

Today's NYT story is here

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