Takata refuses recall request
December 4 , 2014
A request by the national highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA) of the US to expand the scope of a recall of cars containing faulty airbags manufactured by Takata has been refused by the Japanese firm, according to media reports.
The present recall is only for cars in states with high humidity. Takata believes that is sufficient.
NHTSA could fine the Japanese airbag manufacturer up to $7,000 each day for each unrecalled car that’s on the road.
The airbags have been linked to at least five deaths, with around 14 million cars being recalled worldwide.