Safety is one of the most important factor in a car. And one of the most important part of safety is airbag. A major news going around these days about Takata faulty airbags. Seven were killed in road accident due to these faulty airbag fitted in those cars didn’t work properly. Being a major airbag supplier in automotive world with holding 20% of market, why takata is not maintaining the quality of one of the most important part in vehicle.
What actually is takata and is it the first time failure arise from this company?
Takata is a automotive parts supplier basically sealing with seat belts and airbags and also child restrain system. Takata is big company supplying it’s products to major automotive giants. With 9 production facility this japan based company is holding 20 % market in it’s line of products. But recall of airbag is not first issue with company. Previously the company also recalled the cars for faulty seat belts in 8 million vehicles in 1955.
Now recalling cars in USA for faulty airbag.
First of all we need to understand how an airbag works to understand problem with takata airbags.
So here we explain how an Airbag works.
- First whenever you hit your car to something. The deceleration is very high which leads to impact on on car.
- This impact is sensed by electronic chip of airbag retrain system.
- The sensor actuate the heater which produce non harmful gases which are flooded in the airbag on your steering.
- With that high pressure it tears out the steering cover and swelled up and protect the driver from getting any damage during collision.
So what’s wrong happening with takata airbags?
Takata airbag’s are exploded as soon as they are filled.
The possible reasons investigated are ammonium nitrate used as chemical and which is not protecting from moisture which is deadly and improper inflator’s assembly.
But recalling vehicle right time is a good move by automotive manufacturers. These airbags should be replaced as soon as possible.
So which all cars and company’s have made a recall?
Check out the list below and contact your manufacturer’s
Jaguar Land Rover
Which autos are under review: The 2009-2011 Jaguar XF and 2007-2011 Land Rover Range Rover are currently influenced by NHTSA’s extension of the Takata airbag inflator review to incorporate traveler side airbags. The autos being reviewed depend on how muggy it is the place you live, however NHTSA arrangements to grow the review to in the long run get to be national. On the off chance that you see your auto recorded above, it’ll likely get to be reviewed sooner or later paying little respect to area.
Which airbag inflators are under review? Traveler side airbag inflators on every single influenced auto.
Which autos are under review? Honda, which has an immense lump of the Takata reviews, says 2001-2007 Accords, 2001-2005 Civics, 2002-2006 CR-V SUVs, 2003-2011 Element SUVs, 2002-2004 Odyssey minivans, 2003-2008 Pilot SUVs and 2006 Ridgeline pickup trucks are under review. The automaker’s Acura division has 2003-2006 MDX SUVs, 2002-2003 TL sports cars, 2003 CL cars and 2005 RL cars under review.
Honda reported May 28, 2015, it would review more 2001 and 2003-2005 Civics and also 2003-2007 Accords for front-traveler airbag inflators, even as both autos were at that point under review for driver-side airbag inflators. Honda’s front-traveler airbag inflator review has to a great extent been restricted to regions of high outright moistness, similar to the Gulf Coast. The automaker has a national crusade for driver-side airbag inflators, which on May 28 it said it would redesign from a deliberate “Security Improvement Campaign” to a formal review.
Still, the automaker alerts this is a rearranged list, and not each auto inside these model years is under review. In any case, “any reasonable person would agree that most vehicles inside every model and year would be influenced by one or a greater amount of the reviews,” representative Chris Martin said on June 8, 2015.
On Feb. 3, 2016, Honda included an enormous lump of extra autos to its Takata reviews, all under review for driver-side airbag inflators: the 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z, 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity, 2010-2014 Honda Insight, 2009-2014 Honda Fit (counting the Fit EV), 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX (counting the ILX Hybrid), 2007-2016 Acura RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX. Once more, not each auto in this most recent gathering is incorporated, so proprietors ought to check their vehicle distinguishing proof number online for specifics.
Honda made a large group of increases on May 27, 2016, just for traveler side airbags. A significant number of them are for autos that are as of now under review for driver-side airbags. Various them are new, be that as it may, including the 2009-2011 Acura TSX vehicle and 2011 TSX Sport Wagon, the 2009-2011 Honda Pilot, 2008-2011 Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic (counting the Civic Hybrid and common gas Civic GX) and 2007-2008 Fit. Controllers at first confined a large portion of the May 27 augmentations — especially for later model years — to more damp districts of the nation. In any case, NHTSA arrangements to grow the review to in the long run get to be national, so on the off chance that you see your auto on this rundown, it will probably be reviewed sooner or later paying little respect to area.
Which airbag inflators are in the review? Honda’s May 27 extension makes the circumstance much more confused: Some autos are under review for traveler side airbags, some for driver-side airbags and some for both. Check with Honda’s online inquiry instrument at recalls.honda.com or recalls.acura.com, and look on NHTSA’s VIN seek device, as well. Singular models will change, and given that Honda’s Takata reviews don’t as a matter of course influence each auto in a recorded model year, a few proprietors in this set may require repairs for one airbag inflator or the other, or both inflators.
Which autos are under review? Mazda’s national Takata reviews influence the 2003-2008 Mazda6, including the 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6 worked from Aug. 4, 2005, to June 29, 2007, and also the 2004-2008 RX-8 and the 2004-2006 B-Series pickup truck. (Mazda says there are no manufacture date limits for the RX-8, B-Series and non-Mazdaspeed Mazda6 in the influenced model years.) The B-Series and 2003 Mazda6 were not under review initially; Mazda included them June 4, 2015.
A littler gathering of Mazda6s, RX-8s and MPVs are under a different Takata review in ranges of high supreme dampness, so on the off chance that you live around the Gulf Coast or certain U.S. islands and own a Mazda6 or RX-8, your auto may have more than one review. The provincial battle influences 2003-2006 Mazda6s worked from Jan. 17, 2003, to Dec. 13, 2005; 2004-2005 RX-8s worked from April 10, 2003, to Aug. 20, 2004; and 2004-2005 MPVs worked from Aug. 20, 2003, to Aug. 27, 2004. Given the review just influences “certain” autos, as indicated by Mazda, not each auto in those districts and manufacture dates may get the review.
On Jan. 22, 2016, NHTSA extended the reviews for the B-Series to include the driver-side airbag inflator. Mazda reacted on Feb. 1 by reviewing the 2004-06 B-Series pickup trucks to incorporate driver-side airbag inflators; the first review just connected to traveler side airbag inflators.
Mazda made a large group of increments on May 27, 2016, for traveler side airbags. A hefty portion of them are for autos that are as of now under review for driver-side airbags. Various them are new, be that as it may, including the 2009-2011 Mazda6, 2006 MPV, the 2007-2011 CX-7 and 2007-2011 CX-9. Controllers at first confined a large number of the May 27 augmentations — especially for later model years — to more damp districts of the nation. In any case, NHTSA arrangements to extend the review to in the end get to be national, so in the event that you see your auto on this rundown, it will probably be reviewed eventually paying little respect to area.
Which airbag inflators are in the review? Particular autos differ, however the B-Series and pre-2009 Mazda6 and RX-8 model years are generally under review for both inflators, while the MPV, CX-7, CX-9 and 2009-2011 Mazda6 and RX-8 model years are to a great extent under review for the traveler side as it were.
Which autos are under review? We initially reported that Mitsubishi was reviewing 2004-2005 Lancer minimized autos and 2006-2007 Raider pickup trucks. On May 28, 2015, Mitsubishi extended the Lancer review to incorporate traveler airbag inflators on 2004-2006 models worked from Aug. 4, 2003, through Aug. 28, 2006. The development likewise included Lancer Evolution models worked from Feb. 11, 2004, through Sept. 1, 2006, and Lancer Sportback hatchbacks worked from Aug. 4, 2003, to Jan. 23, 2004.
On May 27, 2015, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles extended the Raider review to incorporate the 2006-2011 model years. The Raider is firmly identified with the Dodge Dakota and was inherent alliance with then-DaimlerChrysler (now FCA). Avoid is a FCA brand.
Already, Mitsubishi “had a territorial battle going” on the Lancer, Fedorak said. “It will go to a national battle now.”
On May 27, 2016, Mitsubishi and FCA included the 2007 Lancer, including Lancer Evolution models worked until June 19, 2007.
Which airbag inflators are in the review? Both driver-and traveler side inflators for both autos.
Which autos are under review? Nissan representative Steve Yaeger said Nissan has reviewed all vehicles with damaged Takata inflators: 2001-2003 Maxima cars, 2001-2004 Pathfinder SUVs and 2002-2006 Sentra smaller cars, and in addition 2001-2003 Infiniti I cars, 2006 Infiniti M35/45 cars, 2002-2003 QX4 SUVs and 2003 FX SUVs.
Numerous autos under the national review are additionally under local crusades, yet 2004 Infiniti I’s, 2006 M’s and 2004-2005 FXs seem to at present be under provincial battles as it were.
“There is noteworthy cover between national reviews and local (high dampness) populaces,” Yaeger wrote in an email. The territorial battles included “a little more than 100,000 vehicles” that weren’t in the national crusade.
On May 29, 2015, Nissan told NHTSA its current reviews secured the office’s May 19 extension.
Nissan made a large group of increments on May 27, 2016, for traveler side airbags. Some of them are for autos that are as of now under review for driver-side airbags. Most them are new, be that as it may, including the 2006-2008 Infiniti FX, 2007-2010 Infiniti M and 2007-2011 Nissan Versa. Controllers at first limited large portions of the May 27 increases — especially for later model years — to more sticky locales of the nation. In any case, NHTSA arrangements to extend the review to in the long run get to be national, so in the event that you see your auto on this rundown, it will probably be reviewed sooner or later paying little mind to area.
Which airbag inflators are in the review? Just traveler side airbag inflators are included.
Which autos are under review? On May 28, 2015, Subaru extended its Takata reviews to incorporate every one of the 2004 and 2005 Subaru Imprezas worked from Jan. 28, 2003, to May 31, 2005. Already, the 2004-2005 Impreza was under review just in territories of high outright stickiness.
Subaru representative Michael McHale let us know the extension doesn’t influence Subaru’s Takata battles on the 2003-2008 Legacys and Outbacks, and 2003-2005 Bajas. NHTSA extended the pool on Dec. 23 to incorporate the 2006-2008 Legacys and Outbacks. All reviews are national in extension.
Subaru made a large group of increases on May 27, 2016, just for traveler side airbags. A portion of the augmentations are for autos recorded over that were already missed. Most them are new, be that as it may, including the 2006 Baja, 2006-2011 Impreza, 2009-2011 Legacy and Outback, 2006-2011 Tribeca and 2009-2011 Forester. Controllers at first limited a large portion of the May 27 increments — especially for later model years — to more moist locales of the nation. Be that as it may, NHTSA arrangements to extend the review to in the end get to be national, so in the event that you see your auto on this rundown, it will probably be reviewed sooner or later paying little respect to area.
Which airbag inflators are under review? Traveler side airbag inflators on all autos.
Which autos are under review? Counting developments on June 16, 2015, March 2, 2016, and May 24, 2016, Toyota’s Takata reviews for any airbag inflator now incorporate the 2003-2011 Corolla and Matrix, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2004-2005 RAV4
Which autos are under review? NHTSA said its Jan. 22, 2016, review development would include both VW and Audi — the first run through the Takata reviews included the Volkswagen Group, which incorporates Audi. Volkswagen reacted on Feb. 10 with reviews for the 2006-2014 Passat vehicle and wagon, 2012-2014 Eos convertible, 2010-2014 Golf hatchback and 2009-2014 CC car. Then, Audi reviewed the 2005-2015 A3, 2006-2009 A4 convertible, 2009-2012 Q5 SUV and 2010-2011 A5 convertible.