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The attorneys general investigation alleged that the company knew the airbag inflator was unsafe because it failed company testing.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Jan 19 (ANI): Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Friday issued a recall for 22,834 vehicles of 2013 model of Accord, City and Jazz as part of a precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.
After some investigation, the company determined that the truck's inflator was made on the same day as one that exploded and killed a South Carolina man driving a Ranger in 2015.
There is a possibility that during the manufacturing process, some inflators may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled, which may allow the stored compressed gas to be released into the inflator, resulting in partial inflation of the airbag without a deployment command.
The Takata bag inflators were present in 3 series cars (years 2000 to 2002) and 5 series vehicles (2001 through 2002).
Through the statistical analysis, the report depicts the global and Chinese total market of Automobile Airbag Inflator industry including capacity, production, production value, cost/profit, supply/demand and Chinese import/export.
The inflator, which was not supplied by troubled maker Takata Corp, could partially inflate and enter the vehicle interior, increasing the risk of injury,Toyotasaid.
Dealers will replace the driver-side air bag inflator at no cost to the customer.
The company said: "As part of an ongoing investigation into Takata inflator issues, Nissan will expand its ongoing Takata passenger airbag inflator recall campaign to include additional model-year 2004 to model-year 2007 vehicles equipped with 'SPI' inflators.
Nissan dealers will test the subject inflators, and replace the inflator as necessary.
Members of Congress have criticized the company for a lack of cooperation as the government, Takata and automakers try to track down the exact cause of the inflator problem.
ABOVE: A Yamaha Scara robot adds a small component that is needed for an airbag inflator.