Potentially defective airbags of the Japanese company Takata, which can be dangerous for the driver and front passenger, have caused yet another massive recall of cars in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the new service share affects about 10 million vehicles of 14 major brands.
The review covers cars from Audi, BMW, Honda, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. These include both fairly old cars, such as the 1999 BMW 3-Series, as well as cars released in 2015-2017 (Volkswagen Passat).
The main reason for the malfunction of Takata cushions is a defective gas generator squib. A malfunction can cause the airbags to operate with excessive pressure during an accident, as well as the release of metal fragments of the gas generator housing into the passenger compartment.