(RoyalPatriot.com )- A United States auto safety agency has officially opened up an investigation into as many as 30 million vehicles in the country that may have faulty airbag inflators, meaning millions of Americans could be at risk right now.
Reuters revealed that the investigation was launched on Friday, citing a government document that described it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is currently investigating cars manufactured between 2001 and 2019 that may have faulty inflators manufactured by the Takata Corporation, meaning that those involved in collisions may not be as protected as they should be.
According to the report, the probe has not been officially made public but the companies that have manufactured and distributed vehicles with this potential fault have been notified.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, and we don’t just mean airbag recalls – we mean recalls of airbags specifically manufactured by Takata. Over 100 million inflators have been recalled over the last decades, with around 67 million of those being in the United States.
Over 400 people have been injured as a result of those 100 million faulty airbags in that time period, and 28 people have died globally.
Responding to the leak, the auto safety agency said that “no present safety risk has been identified” and that “further work” is required to determine the risk of any inflators that have not been recalled so far.
Cars believed to have been impacted by the potentially faulty inflators include Nissans, Subarus, Ferraris, Toyotas, BMWs, Jaguars, Teslas, Daimlers, Chryslers, Fords, and Hondas – among others.
Many of those car manufacturers have already stated that they are aware of the ongoing investigation.
We’ll report back on any new findings.