NHTSA Announces More Recalls

By Staff Writer December 08, 2019

Tens of millions of vehicles with Takata air bags are under recall and the list expanded recently. On Dec. 4, a separate group of 1.4 million vehicles were recalled because of defective Takata air bags. Unlike the air bag inflators in the larger Takata recalls, these vehicles contain nonazide driver inflators. The defect in the NADI inflators can result in the inflator either exploding or underinflating during deployment.

On Twitter, NHTSA announced some of the vehicles involved in the recall, including 1999-01 BMW 323i, 325i, 328i and 330i and 2000-01 323Ci, 325Ci, 328Ci, 330Ci, 323iT, and 325iT vehicles.

According to NHTSA, the recall affects inflators that were used in some brands of 1995-2000 vehicles and do not contain phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant. Due to a manufacturing issue, the NADI inflators may absorb moisture, causing the inflators to rupture or the air bag cushion to underinflate.

Takata will be working with vehicle manufacturers to determine into which vehicles the affected inflators were installed either as original or replacement equipment during service. The recall is expected to begin on Jan. 24.

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