(WFLA) — A Senate Commerce Committee report indicates four automakers are still installing potentially defective Takata airbags in new vehicles. The four are: Fiat-Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
According to the report, the four admitted to installing Takata ammonium-nitrate inflators, including non-desiccated inflators, that will eventually have to be recalled.
Legally, automakers can sell the vehicles but will have to recall defective parts by the end of 2018.
Investigators believe the airbags wont’ go bad for at least six years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, replacement inflators are safer than older models, but can only be used temporarily.
More than 100 people have been hurt and 13 killed, because of exploding Takata airbags. The Takata airbag recalls are now the largest safety recall in US history. According to the US Senate report, the recall affects one out of every four vehicles on the road.
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