Mitsubishi Now Considers Bidding Goodbye To Takata Airbags

In the midst of Volkswagen's Diesel Gate scandal, looks like the world has forgotten another major issue — the Takata airbag recall. Honda had earlier ditched airbag inflators made by Takata.

Takata Corp's shares fell by 25 percent as Mitsubishi has started questioning the safety of airbag inflators made by the Japanese airbag company, which has raised questions about Takata and Mitsubishi's future.

Mitsubishi's decision to part ways with Takata came a day after Honda, Takata's biggest customer said it would no longer use inflators made by Takata.

Honda has already recorded 8 deaths, which were caused due to exploding airbag inflators made by Takata.

The Japanese airbag company used a chemical propellant that results in the airbag inflating with too much force, spraying shrapnel, that could potentially kill an occupant in an accident.

Takata has agreed to pay USD 70 million, the fine imposed by US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The airbag manufacturer has also agreed to phase out the explosive chemical propellant as ordered.

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Story first published: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 17:13 [IST]
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