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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...

U.S. Department of Transportation expands and accelerates Takata air bag inflator recall to protect American drivers and passengers

NHTSA action phases in recall of additional 35-40 million inflators through 2019WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding and accelerating the recall of Takata air bag inflators. The decision follows the agency’s confirmation of the root cause behind the inflators’ propensity to rupture. Ruptures of the Takata inflators have been tied to ten deaths and more than 100 injuries in the United States.Under...

News Digest DOT 33-16

USDOT Announces Unrepaired Recalled Volvo Trucks That May Still May be Operating on the Nation’s Roadways Are in an Unsafe Condition and Are to Be Immediately Placed Out-of-Service by Federal and State Inspectors.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has determined that vehicles subject to Volvo Trucks’ Safety Recall (...

U.S Department of Transportation Announces Steps to Address Takata Air Bag Defects

Takata files defect reports, enters Consent Order; NHTSA to coordinate remedy programWASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that at the Department’s insistence, air bag manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that a defect exists in its air bag inflators. Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures...