The biggest automotive recall in United States history is being broadened once again by Takata, the Detroit Free Press revealed. Takata is including 3.3 million airbag inflators because of a malfunctioning explosive chemical used in the ignition of the airbag.
According to the recall, the explosive chemical ammonium nitrate is to blame. Takata’s mix can degrade in high humidity triggering it to blow up improperly. This surge can send metal shrapnel. 20 people have died due to the defective airbags and 180 have been hurt worldwide.
The recall concerns Audi, BMW, Daimler Vans, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Tesla models made in 2009, 2010 or 2013.
This is part of Takata’s historically huge recall of airbag devices that have been going on considering since 2001. According to the Detroit Free Press, 19 automakers have recalled 43.1 million inflators and 18.5 million have in fact been replaced.
Documents detailing the particular models will be released later on this month by automakers after documents has been submitted with the NHTSA.
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