Takata Airbag Recall
The U.S. government's highway safety agency has launched an investigation into four automakers that have a potentially deadly type of Takata air bag inflator in their vehicles but have yet to recall them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted Thursday that it is investigating Audi, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi in connection with a Takata recall involving 1.4 million inflators. The inflators made by the now-bankrupt Takata have a distinct and separate probl
Part of the long-running series of recalls; death toll stands at 23.
Joins the latest round of massive recalls from Ford, Honda, Toyota.
Takata Corp's defective airbags have been linked to 278 injuries across the United States, according to updated figures released by U.S. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, in advance of a hearing next week on the nomination of Heidi King to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Two deaths are attributed to Takata inflators made on the same day
$10,000 for bruising, $5 million for death or blindness.
10 million cars in U.S. remain unrepaired.
Only about a third of inflators have been replaced out of 65 million worldwide.
Nissan does not admit any fault under the settlement.
Honda doesn't yet know if it was an airbag that hadn't yet been replaced, or a replacement.
Automakers brace for the impact.
Feinberg previously oversaw the Sept. 11 attacks compensation fund, the BP oil spill fund and compensation paid by General Motors Co. to victims of its faulty ignition switches.