Takata makes changes linked to air bag deaths

2 June 2015

Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 14.52.41 Takata, the people behind the air bag problem which saw tens of millions of cars being recalled, and linked to a number of deaths, are going to make some changes to the way they do things in a bid to restore confidence in their products.

They are going to replace a volatile chemical which was used in their air bag inflators, which will see an end - hopefully - of air bags inflating too forcibly, which sends shrapnel careering through cars.

Company executive Kevin Kennedy confirmed that they plan to end the use of ammonium nitrate as a propellant, saying: "We are working with our automaker partners to transition to newer versions of driver inflators in our replacement kits, or inflators made by other suppliers that do not contain ammonium nitrate propellant."

Cars that were recalled, globally, included Ford, Subaru, Honda, BMW, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Nissan, and Toyota. In America, the most recent recalls regarded General Motors pickup trucks.

If you're still concerned about your vehicle, you can check to see whether there's a recall for it, by clicking here

TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

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