Takata Recalls Continue, Company Includes 1,100 Side Airbag Inflators
Until recently, Takata-made driver- and passenger-side airbags have been front and center in the company's ongoing saga. But this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall for certain seat-mounted side airbag inflators.
As a result of a manufacturing error, more than 1,100 seat-mounted, SSI-20 design type, side airbag inflators are being recalled. Unusually high pressure in the inflator may cause it to rupture when it is deployed during an accident.
Rupturing airbags, which propel plastic and metal shards throughout the inside of the car, have caused 10 deaths and almost 100 injuries.
Takata is working with the vehicle manufactures that used these inflators. Manufacturers will contact vehicle owners directly. Dealers will replace the inflators free of charge.
General Motors and Volkswagen vehicles involved in this recall will be covered under two existing recall campaigns.