takata air bag problem grows with more nissans recalled, new lawsuit
At the same time, a group of senators asked the Justice Department to conduct a secret test of the rupture by airbag suppliers 10 years ago but did not take action or report the results to the security department to launch a criminal investigation regulator.
The problem is thought to affect nearly 8 million cars in the United States. S.
NHTSA has launched an investigation into Honda Motors in the United States.
Ask the car manufacturer if they have not reported a known issue with the airbag produced by Takata
Advertising-defective Takada airbags, many installed on Honda cars, after reporting the explosion of the car\'s restraint system and throwing metal shrapnel at the head and body of drivers and passengers, has always been the subject of NHTSA security alerts.
At least two deaths and multiple injuries are linked to Takata airbags, which are installed in vehicles manufactured by Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Chrysler, from 2000 to 2008, ford and BMW are in different model years.
The car about 5 miles is Honda.
In the latest round of recalls, Nissan said it would recall nearly 52,000 vehicles, including 2003-
04 Nissan Pathfinder 2004-
06 Nissan Centara, 2003-
05 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 2003-
04 Infiniti I35 and 2006 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles.
These vehicles were originally sold or are currently registered in a geographical location related to high absolute humidity, especially in Puerto Rico, Hawaii, United States or currently registered vehiclesS.
The adjacent counties of the Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Florida and southern Georgia, as well as the coastal areas of Alabama, Louis Anna, Mississippi and Texas.
Advertising safety regulators believe the problem may be related to a hot and humid climate.
But other safety experts, such as Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Automotive Safety Center, said it was unclear how much the weather affected the problem, and think broader memories should be carried out. Sen.
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn. )and Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass. )
Lawmakers seeking criminal investigations also believe that all vehicles equipped with potentially defective airbags should be recalled.
Last week, the law firm Hagens Berman Sobo Shapiro submitted the second category
Lawsuits against Takada and Honda.
The complaint filed in the federal court in Los Angeles claimed that Takata refused to learn about airbag defects from federal regulators and ordered its technicians to destroy data related to house defects, including video and computer backups.
\"Although Takada claimed that the incident was\" abnormal \", he conducted a secret test of his airbag system and found the opposite.
They learned that airbag defects could be fatal to drivers, \"said Steve Berman, managing partner at Hagens Berman.
\"Although they knew the information, Takada later chose the cover --
Stop the campaign and hide their findings from federal regulators.
\"The complaint is similar to the one filed last month.
At least 13 years ago, Takada knew of a fatal airbag defect and saw problems with the Isuzu car for the first time, but did not take action, the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit said Honda learned of the problem in 2004, when accord\'s airbag exploded in Alabama and shot metal shrapnel, seriously hurting car drivers.
According to the lawsuit, Honda and Takada decided that the failure did not require investigation, recall and participation by the federal security regulator.
Previously, the law firm successfully negotiated similar claims including $1. 6-billion class-
The lawsuit settlement with Toyota is one of the biggest amounts paid by automakers.
The Toyota case involved an unexpected acceleration.
The Seattle company has also recently been named United.
Chief lawyer of a class
Filed a lawsuit against GM
Ignition switch failure and loss of vehicle value.
Takada declined to comment on the matter and the lawsuit.
Honda said it was working with regulators but declined to comment on the airbag lawsuit.
Meanwhile, NHTSA reported on Monday that Audi will recall about 102,000 vehicles to address different airbag issues.
Cars include 2013-
15 Audi A4 and S4 and 2013-
15 Audi Allroad.
Due to improper algorithms in the airbag control module, the front airbag may not unfold in the second shock that triggered the collision of the side airbag for the first time.
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