Federal regulators are investigating the air bags installed in 425,000 kia and hyundai vehicles after the devices reportedly failed to deploy in crashes in which four people died and six. Yesterday, i posted on how the nhtsa had opened up an investigation into problems with airbags not deploying properly the markets are beginning to react and punish the auto manufacturer as. The us national highway traffic safety administration said on saturday it is opening a probe into why some airbags failed to deploy in in the investigation. Did you or someone you know suffer an injury from jeep liberty airbags deploying without proper cause contact the brad hendricks law firm we can help you. Nhtsa is investigating reports of four deaths and six injuries from crashes in hyundai and kia vehicles whose airbags failed to deploy consumer reports has the details on this latest airbag. The investigation was prompted by two reports of airbag ruptures, in a town and country minivan in 2009 and in a kia optima sedan in 2014 continue reading the main story. Faulty takata airbags which are linked to 18 deaths globally and the world's biggest recall in automotive history are being replaced by new faulty airbags, according to a report by consumer. Safety recalls that are more exist that would warrant the opening of an investigation and accelerates takata air bag inflator recall to protect.
Read the latest airbag news and browse our full collection of airbag articles, photos, press releases and related videos. The national highway traffic safety administration has opened a probe into two older-model kia and hyundai vehicles in the wake of six head-on collisions, hoping to discover why the. Revelations of car makers swapping recalled takata airbags with identical, defective replacements have sparked an investigation by the australian competition and consumer commission. Takata air bag dangers that have led to 40 million vehicles being recalled have prompted regulators to look into the broader issue of aging bags. Five months after federal regulators opened a probe into airbag mats that fail to detect when a child is present in the front seat of certain kia sedans, the agency announced it would close.
Hyundai and kia airbags that didn't deploy in six head-on accidents that resulted in 4 deaths prompt federal investigation. Hyundai is aware of three rare and unique accidents where airbag control circuitry was confirmed to be damaged and a fourth accident is under investigation, the south korean automaker.
The airbags are in 60 makes of cars sold in australia shipping investigations register accc investigating takata airbag recall. Washington — regulators in the us and canada are expanding their investigation of air bag inflators manufactured by knoxville, tennessee-based arc automotive inc after a death was. The us national highway traffic safety administration said on saturday it is opening a probe into why some air bags failed to deploy in the investigation.
The australian competition and consumer commission is urgently seeking information from the department of infrastructure and regional development (dird) and car manufacturers regarding.
The japanese manufacturer takata will need to decide on its approach to handling an investigation into defective airbags, peter j henning writes in the white collar watch column. As part of the investigation japanese airbag maker takata filed for bankruptcy protection last year following an unprecedented global recall of exploding. Safety regulators in the us are investigating air bags in certain hyundai and kia vehicles that failed to deploy in frontal collisions linked to four deaths and six injuries. In the documents, nhtsa said it understands that the kia fortes under investigation use similar air bag control computers made by zf-trw.
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