5 Million Vehicles Recalled for Improper Continental Airbag Control Units

Continental Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of Continental AG of Germany, is recalling 5 million cars to replace air bag control units in autos built between 2007 and 2015, noting that the elements might fail to release or unintentionally deploy the airbags as a result of deterioration. Impacted vehicles include Honda and also FCA models produced between 2006 and 2010.

A report states that Continental informed NHTSA that electronic systems made from 2006 to 2010 made use of in 5 million cars could fall short as well as the air bags will not release in case of an accident. The recall of Continental airbags comes on the heels of the large Takata airbag remembers that have broadened to almost 34 million automobiles in the United States alone as well as has actually caused the firm being fined with a $200-million civil penalty. Takata is currently looking to collaborate with its rival distributor, Daicel Corp., to generate substitute air bag inflators and has asked Japanese car manufacturers for financial backing.

Honda has actually released recalls for all designs influenced, that include 2008-2010 Accord designs. In overall, 341,444 Honda vehicles are impacted by the recall. FCA has actually additionally provided a recall for minivans produced in between June 18, 2007 and also August 31, 2008. The recall includes the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, and their cousin, the Volkswagen Routan, which Chrysler produced for a brief period of time for the German car manufacturer. Model-year 2008 Dodge Quest crossovers are also consisted of in the recall. In overall, 112,001 FCA vehicles as well as Volkswagen Routans are impacted.

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