Agency for road traffic safety under the government of the USA has started an investigation against four brands that are potentially deadly type of Takata airbags in their vehicles.
In the NHTSA document posted on Thursday, says that the investigation launched against brands Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with the recall of the Takata involving 1.4 million faulty items. Thus, the total number of affected producers may grow to five, as in BMW, the problem was discovered in December.
Recall that in the cushions of the Japanese firm Takata defective igniter, which in the case of triggering collapses, showering the driver or passengers with metal fragments. The problem killed the driver in Australia, driving a BMW 3-Series. This has led to the recall of 116 thousand.
The safety Agency said in its documents that Takata did not provide detailed information about damaged brands and models of cars with the faulty pads. Thus, companies need to quickly recall. Based on when it was manufactured faulty product, it is likely that the car that you want to withdraw, was released in 1995-2000.
Representative Honda said on Thursday that he had not determined whether it affected the car, but the decision must be made soon. Audi, Mitsubishi and Toyota said it is still conducting an investigation.
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