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Another Prompt Takata Airbag Recall Due to Newly Discovered Defect

A newly discovered defect has prompted the recall of yet another 1.4 million vehicles due to the Takata airbags.

The new fault causes airbag inflators to explode, under-inflate or hit passengers with shrapnel, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

These hazards could raise the risk of serious injury or death.

According to the notice, the airbags were found in “some brands of 1995-2000 vehicles,” but gave no further details.

Takata produced and sold around 4.5 million of the airbags in question globally in the late 1990s, but only a fraction of the vehicles fare still on the road, according to government records.

As many as 41.6 million vehicles with Takata airbags have been recalled in the United States. 

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