Faulty airbags are responsible for the second time recall of cars like Toyota, Chrysler and Honda. These faulty airbags are suspected to inflate while the car is on the run. The array of cars being recalled include the likes of Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models that were manufactured between 2002 and 2004.
The recall was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Saturday and all the vehicles being announced on the date have been covered in the recall for faulty air bags. The faulty electronic units will be replaced in the new recall policy. The replacement for the faulty electronic unit is manufactured by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp of Livonia, Michigan.
The previous recall only called for the replacement of units, partially, but this recall would advocate the change of whole electronic units.
NHTSA is asking the customers with cars under the first recall to actually get the partial unit installed, although they are entitled to return their car to the dealer for second recall. According to the NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind, “Even though it’s a temporary solution until the new remedy is available, and their families will be safer if they take the time to learn if their vehicle is covered and follow their manufacturers’ instructions.”According to the agency, around 1 million Toyota and Honda cars are also involved in the new recall.
In some of the cases reported, vehicles suffered problems with inadvertent deployment and the Takata rupture. Three out of the nine cases actually resulted in fatal injuries, including eye injuries, scratches and burns. However, there were no deaths being reported due to non-Takata air bag failures.
The announcement has come as a result of the lawsuit filed against Takata by the family of Carlos Solis. Solis died of a minor crash on January 18 in Houston suburb. The lawsuit reads that the airbag of Solis’s vehicle inflated at the time of the accident and a piece of metal pierced into his neck that led to his death.
The second recall has calmed the customers down and it will definitely improve the traffic safety a fair deal.