GM vehicles may be affected by faulty airbags from Takata

Article by Christian A., on September 30, 2014

The regional callbacks of over 4.3 million vehicles in the United States with possibly faulty airbags supplied by Takata Corp. may expand to include those of General Motors, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recalls already covered vehicles built by nine carmakers like Honda Motor Co., Chrysler Group and Toyota Motor Corp.

The action commenced in June in certain high-humidity areas of the US after the NHTSA started probing reports of airbag explosions in Florida and Puerto Rico. Recall documents filed by Takata and posted by NHTSA on its Web site show that GM would be the 10th carmaker possibly affected by the faulty airbags.

The Japanese supplier has already recalled 16 million vehicles around the world for faulty airbags in the past six years. It recently said that it was working to get the replacement inflator kits to its automotive customers. The documents included a forecast showing that carmakers had requested Takata to build nearly 1.47 million inflator kits in the next six months, compared to the 2.39-million estimate during an August meeting between the supplier, the carmakers and NHTSA.

Takata spokesman Alby Berman, however, said the forecasts were not comparable since the August figure included inflator kits for recalls outside the US, while the September number was only for US recalls recalls.

Takata and its customer carmakers are now trying to see whether exposure to high humidity could result any defect in the inflators collected though the regional recalls. Takata said in the documents they would be able to see patterns from the data after three to four months receiving enough of the recalled inflators. The supplier has already received 4,109 recalled inflators for testing as of Sept. 15.

Topics: gm, takata, airbag

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