Thousands Of You Are Still Riding Around With Deadly Airbags

Erik Shilling 04/26/2018. 24 comments
Takata Airbags Recalls Car Recalls

Ten years after recalls began, thousands of you in the U.S.—or around 62,307 to be exact—are still driving cars with the worst of the Takata airbags, the ones that could explode and kill you or your passenger in what otherwise might be a simple fender bender. This is insane!

Who’s to blame? Car owners and carmakers, surely, in addition to Takata, of course, which doesn’t even exist anymore really such was the catastrophe that was its ammonium-nitrate powered airbags.

But it’s not all on them, as The Washington Post, reports, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been without a Congressionally confirmed director for over a year, hobbling an agency that under a different administration might be more proactive about holding automakers’ feet to the fire.

From the Post:

“Our last hearing on the ongoing Takata fiasco is just further evidence that NHTSA is just rudderless,” said Sen. Bill Nelson (Fla.), ranking Democrat on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. “The latest data the committee has received from the automakers shows that individual automaker recall completion rates are all over the place — and millions are still waiting for replacement air bags.”

[...]

[President Donald Trump] recently proposed elevating acting director Heidi King to lead the agency. King, whose nomination will require Senate confirmation, told the Commerce Committee last month that car companies have “made progress” on the Takata recall.

“But the progress is uneven,” she said. “Overall completion rates are not where we want them to be.”

That last quote isn’t the most convincing, and it’s befuddling in part because people keep dying, the latest coming in January , increasing the death toll to 22.

According to NHTSA, the most dangerous airbags were installed in the following Honda, Ford, Acura, and Mazda models:

But even if your car’s not on that list (if it is, you should take it into the dealer NOW if you haven’t done so already), there are wider recalls affecting tens of millions of other cars which are ongoing, and will continue through December 2019.

So do yourself a favor and go here and see if your car is under recall. Reminder: Recalls are free.

HighResolutionMusic.com - Download Hi-Res Songs

1 5 Seconds Of Summer

Who Do You Love flac

5 Seconds Of Summer. 2019. Writer: Andrew Taggart;Talay Riley;Oak;Sean Douglas;Luke Hemmings;Calum Hood;Ashton Irwin;Michael Clifford;Trevorious;Zaire Koalo.
2 Brooks

Better When You're Gone flac

Brooks. 2019. Writer: David Guetta;Emma Lov Block;Ido Zmishlany;Jackson Foote;Jeremy Dussolliet;Brooks.
3 Katy Perry

365 flac

Katy Perry. 2019. Writer: Zedd;Katy Perry;Caroline Ailin;Corey Sanders;Daniel Davidsen;Cutfather;Peter Wallevik.
4 Ariana Grande

7 Rings flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: Ariana Grande;Richard Rodgers;TBHits;Njomza;Michael "Mikey" Foster;Kaydence;Tayla Parx;Scootie;Oscar Hammerstein II;Victoria Monét.
5 Alec Benjamin

Let Me Down Slowly flac

Alec Benjamin. 2019. Writer: Alec Benjamin;Sir Nolan;Michael Pollack.
6 Ariana Grande

Needy flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: Tayla Parx;TBHits;Victoria Monét;Ariana Grande.
7 Avril Lavigne

Dumb Blonde flac

Avril Lavigne. 2019. Writer: Mitch Allan;Bonnie McKee;Nicki Minaj;Avril Lavigne.
8 Lauv

I'm So Tired flac

Lauv. 2019. Writer: Lauv;Michael Pollack;Troye Sivan;Leland;OZGO.
9 Ariana Grande

Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: Kandi;Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs;Max Martin;ILYA;Savan Kotecha;Ariana Grande.
10 Afrojack

Ferrari flac

Afrojack. 2019.
11 Normani

Dancing With A Stranger flac

Normani. 2019. Writer: Mikkel S. Eriksen;Tor Hermansen;Jimmy Napes;Normani;Sam Smith.
12 Halsey

11 Minutes flac

Halsey. 2019. Writer: Matt Schwartz;Halsey;Dominic Harrison;Brynley Plumb.
13 Icona Pop

This Is How We Party flac

Icona Pop. 2019. Writer: R3hab;Icona Pop.
14 Ariana Grande

Imagine flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: JProof;Priscilla Renea;Happy Perez;Andrew "Pop" Wansel;Ariana Grande.
15 Julian Jordan

Need You flac

Julian Jordan. 2019.
16 Fall Out Boy

I've Been Waiting flac

Fall Out Boy. 2019. Writer: Andy Hurley;Patrick Stump;Pete Wentz;Joe Trohman;Lil Peep;​iLoveMakonnen.
17 DEAMN

Happy flac

DEAMN. 2019.
18 Jida

Low flac

Jida. 2019.
19 Quintino

Can't Bring Me Down flac

Quintino. 2019.
20 Apster

No Style flac

Apster. 2019.

24 Comments

KingTChalla
theshinobi01
Spiegel - ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ - Hopes to post on oppos!
Fix_Yo_Own_Shiz
Takuro Spirit
smalleyxb122
MontegoMan562 is a Capri RS Owner
shampeon

Suggested posts

Other Erik Shilling's posts

Language