The Takata airbag debacle has demonstrated how corporate recklessness and greed can transform a safety device into a source of danger, as ten deaths and even more severe injuries have been linked to shrapnel from exploding inflators. And while the Takata recall continues to expand, rival supplier Continental also recently issued a large recall of
its own due to a sensor defect that may cause airbags to either fail to deploy or deploy at the wrong time. Neither recall shows any signs of resolution in the near future, and as is too often the case, consumers will continue to bear the brunt of these corporate failures as the injuries and deaths will continue to occur until a real solution is executed for all affected vehicles.
To read a detailed update prepared by Newsome Melton on Takata airbag recall, click here.