Just when we all thought the Takata airbag recall is coming to an end, a report published by Bloomberg says otherwise as another potential issue that could affect 100 million inflators is looming for the Japanese supplier.
What used to be a powerhouse brand quickly lost its loyal customers and plummeted down the market after a series of safety recalls that confirms it supplied defective products to its clients, affecting millions of vehicles sold globally.
According to the Bloomberg report, TK Services, the company that absorbed the now-bankrupt Takata, only had until December 31 to prove that a chemical drying agent used in replacement airbags is safe for motorists.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not immediately comment on the report, but it has full authority to demand another massive recall from the TK Services if it fails to provide evidence that supporting its claims that the chemical agent in question will not cause problems to vehicles.
The issue could affect 100 million inflators and become another huge problem for automakers previously supplied by Takata airbags and have already installed the replacement airbags from the company. The problem with the Takata airbags has caused multiple deaths and injuries since 2015, around the time when inflators using ammonium nitrate were banned in the automotive industry.