Ford, Nissan and Mazda recall 2.7 million cars
Cars sold in the North American market are responding because of defective airbags from Takata.
Automotive giants Ford, Nissan and Mazda recall a total of an additional 2.7 million vehicles sold in the North American market and equipped with defective airbags manufactured by the Japanese company Takata. This is stated in a message released on Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on US highways.
The cars to be recalled are 2005-2012 model years. The defect is susceptible to about 515 thousand cars of the Nissan model Versa and about 6 thousand pickups of the Mazda B series. The other recalled vehicles are manufactured by the concern Ford.
As indicated in the Office, a malfunction in the gas pumps of airbags “puts at risk” drivers and passengers. Takata undertakes to fix the problem for free.
The scandal around the Japanese company broke out in 2014. As established by the US authorities, Takata airbags manufactured by the pump failure can open with a very large force in the accident, which will result in shrapnel from pieces of plastic and metal flying in the car. Because of such incidents in the world at least 17 people were killed, more than 180 injured, at least 11 deaths fall on the United States. In total, more than 100 million cars were withdrawn from the Takata airbag system in the world.