Takata Update: Deadly Incidents Continue as Automakers Struggle to Meet Takata Recall Repair Deadlines

Despite fast-approaching government deadlines to replace deadly and defective Takata airbag inflators, automakers have yet to achieve acceptable recall completion rates.  The Center for Auto Safety recommends that all consumers check the NHTSA VIN Recall Lookup to determine whether their vehicle is subject to these recalls.

RECENT NEWS

Ford urges 2,900 pickup owners to stop driving after new Takata death – 1/11/18

Who Will Pay for Takata’s Future Victims? – 8/11/17

AP Analysis: Most automakers slow to fix dangerous air bags – 8/1/17

Takata air bag inflator ruptures in Florida crash that killed driver – 7/27/17

Driver likely killed by defective Takata airbag in Sydney crash, police say – 7/21/17

Man Killed By Takata Airbag While Working On A Honda – 7/11/17

UPDATED INCIDENT AND RECALL DATA

List of Takata Airbag Inflator Fatalities

June 2017 Takata Recall Completion Data – 6/23/17

Updated Takata Completion Data from NHTSA

CONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Thune and Nelson Press Department of Transportation for Takata Recall Update – 6/2/17

Senate Commerce Letter to DOT Secretary Chao: Takata Recall Completion – 6/2/17

NHTSA Response to Senate Commerce Committee – 7/7/17

 

For more information on Takata Airbag Inflator recalls, visit the Center’s Takata Information Page