Takata Airbag Recall List Includes Federal Safety Director’s CarMarch 21, 2016
The massive Takata airbag recall has impacted millions of drivers around the country, including the director of the nation’s auto safety agency. According to reports, Mark Rosekind, the director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, has received a Takata airbag recall notice for a car driven by his wife. When Mrs. Rosekind looked up the vehicle’s identification number in the NHTSA’s recall database, she learned that the replacement parts needed to repair the airbag inflator were not available.
Details of the Takata Airbag Recall
Reports of serious injuries and fatalities prompted the Takata airbag recall. Researchers found that a chemical agent used to inflate the airbags could become highly volatile in humid conditions. The volatile compound can cause the airbag assembly to explode in a collision. Such an explosion can propel metal and plastic shards into drivers and front seat passengers. At least ten fatalities and 100 injuries have been attributed to exploding airbags.
Takata Airbag Recall Sets Records
The Takata airbag recall has established records as the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. Nearly every major American, German and Japanese automaker has participated in the recall effort. More than 24 million vehicles have been included in the Takata airbag recall list. A statement from the NHTSA said that more vehicles are expected to be added to the list. While more than 7 million vehicles have received replacement inflators, millions more drivers, including the Rosekind family, may be forced to wait months before new replacement parts become available.
Rosekind: “Personal Experience” With Takata Airbag Recall
At a conference in Detroit, Mr. Rosekind emphasized that he and his wife were not receiving preferential treatment. He told reporters that the vehicle on the Takata airbag recall list will be repaired at the “appropriate time.” He also spoke about his “personal experience” with the Takata airbag recall issue. He said that he would use his experience to “see how we can push” the repair process for all affected vehicle owners. He also told reporters that having one of his own vehicles on the list would give him “a source of information that probably typically is not available to an administrator.”
Source: Detroit News
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