Takata swaps in faulty airbag actuators

SUCH is the scale of the Takata front airbag actuator recall – 23 million cars and counting, not including the recently implicated Takata SSI- 20 side airbag – that faulty actuators are being exchanged with identical units. Because there are more defective inflators than replacement parts available, Takata acknowledges that the required number of replacement inflators simply won’t be available within the next six months. To that end, some Takata inflators are being replaced with newer but still at-risk components. Customers in high-humidity areas are being prioritised.