NHTSA has revised its estimates for the number of vehicles being driven with faulty Takata airbags, reducing it to 19.2 million vehicles and 23.4 million inflators. That figure is down from 34M inflators in 30M vehicles.
NHTSA Pressed General Motors Into Last Week's Recall
As early as 2009, motorists reported fires in the Hummer H3. In a complaint filed that March with the regulatory agency in charge of vehicle safety, one motorist described how they leapt into a smoldering vehicle and drive it away from gas pumps moments before it was engulfed in flames.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra confirmed that the Justice Department interviewed her last year as part of sweeping investigations into ignition switch recalls that have been blamed for 111 deaths so far.