The Detroit Free Press has reported that Ford has promised to stop using the controversial inflators
in any vehicle currently under development.
NHTSA announced in June that it was considering use of that authority, and has since gathered information and comment from vehicle manufacturers, parts suppliers and the public as part of a proceeding to determine whether and how to best address recalls involving more than 23 million inflators
, 19 million vehicles and 12 automakers.
The regulator said 12 automakers had recalled 19 million vehicles with more than 23 million inflators
but that millions of unrecalled vehicles could still be on the road with inflators
that use ammonium nitrate, a compound that can become unstable when exposed to moisture.
The company would carry out preventive replacement of passenger side airbag inflator
of 575 units of CR- V manufactured in 2004 and driver side airbag inflator
of 10,805 units of Accord manufactured between 2003- 2007 as part of Honda's global recall/ safety improvement campaign concerning statement.
Nissan dealers will test the subject inflators
and replace the inflator
The Honda and Daihatsu recalls raise to roughly 36 million the number of vehicles recalled worldwide since 2008 over Takata air bag inflators
Nissan said: "Dealers will test the inflators
and replace as necessary.
Honda hopes that this new consumer information campaign will bolster our existing and continuing efforts to reach our customers and maximize the vehicle repair completion rates associated with recalls to replace Takata airbag inflators
, in cars made by 10 companies, can explode with too much force, spewing shrapnel into drivers and passengers.
Separately, Toyota's small-car subsidiary Daihatsu Motor Co also issued a recall, in Japan, of 27,571 Mira minivehicles produced between December 2002 and May 2003 for the same reason - its first recall involving Takata inflators
At Autoliv's factory in Brigham City, about 250 robots carry out some of the most repetitive tasks required to make airbag inflators
, which the company later installs to create complete car airbags.
DC PPE ISEA Advisory Notice 13-03, MK-1 Life Preservers Auto Inflators
As a result of high fleet demand, and limited availability of the CONAX inflator
assemblies, NAVSURFWARCEN Div Panama City SEP 13 (NOTAL) authorizes the use of both the CONAX and chemical pill auto inflators
until further notice.
an affiliate of Taiwan's Yulon Group, announced on July 31 that it will start making the newly-developed automotive airbag inflators
in the fourth quarter to become a supplier of key automotive parts.
Side and curtain airbags don't use disc inflators
because of the packaging requirements.
The replacement driver's airbag inflators
in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which can cause the inflator
casing to rupture and could result in injury or fatality, Honda said.