As you may recall, in 2014 there was a major recall of Takata manufactured airbags when it was discovered that metal shrapnel was being shot into the car as the airbag deployed. Unfortunately, the death of six people and injuries of over one hundred worldwide have been linked to these airbags.
There were approximately 7 million vehicles manufactured between the years of 2002 to 2008 involved in the recall. These airbags are found in vehicles of over ten different manufacturers, including Chrysler, BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mazda and Mitsubishi.
Well recently, a German research company issued a detailed report confirming four main reasons behind the malfunctioning inflators. This information was gathered from a source of the Wall Street Journal who worked closely with researchers. They discovered that Takata airbags malfunction for the following reasons:
- Damaged or problematic inflator parts, including O-ring seals
- The position of the inflator in the steering wheel or dashboard
- Variations in manufacturing
- Exposure to heat and humidity
By testing over 30,000 recovered Takata inflators, researchers found that the majority of ruptured airbags were the ones that had been in extremely humid conditions.
Is your vehicle affected by the Takata airbag recall? Find out via this list from Cars.com.
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