Takata Airbag Recall More Than Doubles In Size
Japanese auto parts maker Takata is facing another round of recalls for its airbags. The recall now affects more than 50 million vehicles overall.By Grant Suneson | May 4, 2016
The largest auto safety recall in U.S. history is now more than doubling in size.
Japanese auto parts manufacturer Takata has been ordered to recall between 35 million and 40 million airbag inflators through 2019. That’s in addition to the 28.8 million it was forced to pull last year.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said defective ammonium nitrate propellant that’s supposed to inflate the airbag can explode and send out metal shrapnel.