Volkswagen's emission scandal is quite popular in the news, and competing equally is the Takata airbag recall. More than 28 million cars were recalled in the US alone for being equipped with the faulty airbags.
Takata airbags have inflators that cause injuries, and even deaths due to the shrapnel that is sprayed when the airbag is inflated. Many have been injured and some even killed. In spite of the deadly threat, some carmakers in the US still use airbags made from Takata, and below is the list.
Daimler, Mercedes' parent company still used the Takata airbags in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible.
The Italian sports carmaker uses the harmful Takata airbags in the 2016 Ferrari FF, 2016-17 California T, 2016-17 488 GTB and 488 Spider, 2016-17 F12 and F12tdf, and the 2017 GTC4 Lusso.
The Japanese carmaker uses the Takata inflators in the 2016 and 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric hatchbacks, but said it will soon recall the models to replace them and will use non-Takata airbags from early-2017.
Toyota uses the Takata airbags in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner and 2016 Lexus GX 460 for the front passenger's side. They will be the last models to use them and by 2017, Toyota will eliminate them for 2017.
The German carmaker uses the Takata airbags for the 2017 Audi R8, 2017 R8 Spyder, and the 2016 Audi TT for the driver's side. Volkswagen, Audi's parent company uses Takata airbags for the 2016 CC sedan, for the driver's side.