Airbags

Airbags can significantly reduce the chance of death or injury in an accident. Defective airbags, however, can cause serious harm to drivers. The Center for Auto Safety is working to ensure that airbags are properly engineered and truly protect occupants in collisions.

AS DOJ NEARS TAKATA SETTLEMENT, BLUMENTHAL & MARKEY CALL FOR STIFF PUNISHMENT AGAINST INDIVIDUAL TAKATA EXECUTIVES

For Immediate Release Contact: Maria McElwain (Blumenthal) (202) 224-6452 Giselle Barry (Markey) (202) 224-2742 January 12, 2017 AS DOJ NEARS TAKATA SETTLEMENT, BLUMENTHAL & MARKEY CALL FOR STIFF PUNISHMENT AGAINST INDIVIDUAL TAKATA EXECUTIVES [WASHINGTON, DC] – As the Department of Justice (DOJ) nears a criminal settlement with Takata Corporation, U.S. …

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ARC Airbag Inflator Ruptures

NHTSA General Order – 10/5/16 NHTSA Office of Defects Investigation Response to ARC – 10/4/16 EA16-003 Information Request to ARC – 8/9/16 EA16-003 Opening Resume – 8/4/16 NEWS Gov’t: U.S. air bag parts maker ARC Automotive is stonewalling probe of death – 10/12/16  

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U.S. Department of Transportation Press Release on Expanded Takata Recall

NHTSA 13-16 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Contact: Bryan Thomas, 202-366-9550, Public.Affairs@dot.gov NHTSA action phases in recall of additional 35-40 million inflators through 2019 WASHINGTON – The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding and accelerating the recall of Takata air bag inflators. The decision follows …

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Nissan Recalls 3.5 Million Vehicles for Airbag Problems

Nissan is recalling about 3.5 million vehicles, including almost 3.2 million in the United States, because the front-passenger airbag might not work properly in a crash, according to reports from the automaker posted Friday on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The action ends a two-year effort …

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