Takata Recalls 1.4M Side Air Bag Inflators

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Dec. 5, 2019—Takata is recalling about 1.4 million driver's side inflators in the U.S. because they could explode and hurl shrapnel, per a report by the Detroit Free Press.

The recall covers certain BMW, Volkswagen, Honda, Toyota and Mitsubishi vehicles made from 1995 to 2000. BMW has already issued a recall. Unlike previous recalls, however, the non-azide inflators do not use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill the air bags in a crash. 

Takata made about 4.5 million of the air bag inflators worldwide but only some are in use because the vehicles are so old. 

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