03 Jan

NHTSA Speeds Takata Recall Process [Video]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is attempting to speed up the recall of Takata air bags, which so far are believed to have been responsible for 180 injuries and 11 deaths in the U.S.

Though automakers have already recalled 46 Takata air bag inflators in 26 million vehicles across the U.S., the NHTSA just issued an amended order that will set a timetable for when repairs must be carried out. Under the rule, automakers will have to notify the agency when they have enough replacement parts to begin making repairs.

This will still be a lengthy process. The NHTSA’s most recent timeline calls for the final batch of repairs to begin by September 2020.

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