Takata Airbag Issue Forces GM To Recall 200,000 Saturn And Saab Cars

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Last month the US safety regulators announced a recall of 5.4 million vehicles due to Takata airbag problems. A total of 24.4 million vehicles have been ordered to recall by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The vehicles are manufactured by Volkswagen, GM, Mazda, Honda, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Daimler. An issue was found with Takata airbags where they inflate too fast during a collision which causes it to hurl shrapnel. The issue was recreated during test and it has already killed 10 people, hurting another 139 worldwide.

Takata Airbags photo AFP
Takata Airbags photo AFP

This is the largest ever vehicle recall in US. Vehicles being recalled are Saab 9-3 of 2003 to 2011 make, Saab 9-5 from 2010 to 2011 make. Saturn Astra from 2008 to 2009 make also carry this issue. As GM do not have the parts immediately available, they will send intimation letters to owners to bring their cars in as and when parts are available. Till then GM say owners can drive their cars as usual.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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