Automakers may recall around 400,000 automobiles that have Autoliv Inc seat belt and air bag parts globally, the Swedish automobile safety parts maker stated on Friday.
Autoliv is a Swedish–American company. It’s headquarters is located in Stockholm, Sweden.
Autoliv, which states its items are in 1,300 car models all over the world, did not specify which automakers would be impacted.
No crashes or injuries have are known in the two separate issues Autoliv reported to U.S. security regulators and the expenses of the possible recalls will not be product to Autoliv incomes, business representative Thomas Jonsson informed.
Autoliv said there are potential glitches in its heavily used safety belt pretensioners, which work to tighten seat belts to better protect a motorist or traveler, and an item that initiates the process of inflating an air bag.
Among the two Autoliv filings with the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is for seat belt parts in about 267,000 automobiles. In the event of an accident, a little part called a micro gas generator used in safety belt pretensioners might detach and “may be a projectile within the vehicle cabin,” the NHTSA filing include.
The potentially faulty seat belt parts were made in between April 10 and October 15, the NHTSA filing inlcude.
In a second filing, Autoliv informed the NHTSA that air bag and seat belt initiators may not work in about 114,000 vehicles. These parts start the process to trigger safety belt pretensioners and to release air bags.
The parts associated with the air bag issue were made from July 16 to Nov. 4, Autoliv informed U.S. regulators.