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NHTSA: New Test Data on Subset of Takata Air Bag Inflators Shows Substantially Higher Risk

NHTSA Calls on News Media and Public to Assist in Finding Unrepaired High-Risk Vehicles 

WASHINGTON – New test data on a particular subset of defective Takata air bag inflators in certain model-year 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles show a far higher risk of ruptures during air bag deployment, prompting an urgent call from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that unrepaired vehicles in this population are found and fixed before they cause further injuries or fatalities.

Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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