Dangerous airbags being installed in cars

Millions of cars in the U.S. have been equipped with airbags made by the Takata Corporation. As you may know, some of these airbags have deployed improperly, exploding and sending shards of shrapnel into passenger compartments. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has linked these airbags to at least 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries, and launched one of the largest safety recalls in U.S. history.

What you might not know is that at least four car companies – Fiat Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen – are still installing these airbags in certain new cars.

Technically, this isn’t illegal, although any vehicles using these airbags must be recalled by the end of 2018.

In addition, the manufacturers don’t legally have to tell buyers that their new cars contain defective parts that will soon have to be replaced.

But if you’re buying a new car, it would be wise to ask whether the airbags in the car have a dangerous track record and are going to be subject to a recall


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has linked airbags made by the Takata Corporation to at least 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries.