Although Takata filed for bankruptcy as early as 2017, the impact of Takata’s “death airbag” on the auto industry is far from over. Now the first American car company is also involved in the recall.
A few days ago, according to foreign media reports, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) said that General Motors will recall 7 million vehicles worldwide because these vehicles use potentially dangerous Takata airbag inflators.
NHTSA pointed out that GM must recall 5.9 million trucks and SUVs from 2007 to 2014 in the United States, because the vehicle’s gas generator “is exposed to high heat and humidity for a long time and may explode, just like the Takata gas recalled before The same”.
Since Takata has gone bankrupt, GM will have to bear all expenses. This will cost GM about 1.2 billion U.S. dollars (approximately 7.9 billion yuan), accounting for about one-third of its net income so far this year.
On November 23, GM confirmed this estimated cost. The company said it will recall 7 million vehicles worldwide, including 544,000 in Canada.
It is understood that the recalled models include some Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon and other vehicles produced in the past 8 years.
In rare cases, especially long-term exposure to high humidity environments, this defect can cause the airbag gas generator to rupture and fly out potentially fatal metal fragments.
This defect led to the largest car recall in American history, with more than 63 million gas generators being recalled. Globally, approximately 100 million vehicles equipped with Takata gas generators from 19 mainstream car companies have been recalled.
In 2017, Takata Corporation declared bankruptcy due to huge debts. Joyson Security System (JSS), a subsidiary of Chinese auto parts supplier Ningbo Joyson Electronics, invested in the completion of the global asset acquisition of Takata, Japan. Joyson Electronics acquired the main assets of Takata except for the PSAN business (ammonium nitrate gas generator business).