Happy New Year! Another 800,000 Deadly Takata Airbags Recalled

AutoInformed.com on deadly Takata airbag inflatorsThe list of Deadly Takata air bag inflators that send shrapnel into the passengers has grown another 800,000 vehicles according to a required safety defect report filed with NHTSA. Takata

Model: PSPI, PSPI-1.1, PSPI-2, PSPI-6, PSPI-L, and SPI from the 2010 model year are being recalled as soon as Takata can figure out what cars they were fitted to.

Once again Takata non-desiccated frontal airbag inflators “containing phase stabilized” (it’s hardly stable) ammonium nitrate propellant made from JAN 01, 2003 -until DEC 31, 2009 are being recalled in some high humidity states.

This latest recall addresses model year 2010 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Vehicles registered outside of these states may be covered by recalls 18E-001 or 18E-003. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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