Under the Coordinated Remedy Order, vehicle manufacturers must ensure they have sufficient replacements on hand to meet consumer demand for the highest-risk inflators
by June 2016, and to provide final remedies for all vehicles including those that will receive interim remedies because of supply and design issues by the end of 2019.
NHTSA also said it might take four more years for manufacturers to come up with enough replacement inflators
for the vehicles that already have been recalled.
Toyota GB said the UK cars involved would be tested and new airbag inflators
fitted if necessary.
A Toyota GB spokesman said: "Certain inflators
were found to have a potential for moisture intrusion over time.
Multi-million dollar print, digital and radio advertising campaign urges Honda and Acura owners to check for open recalls and complete airbag inflator
The fines are another escalation in the public fight between NHTSA and Takata, which also refused the agency's demand to issue a nationwide recall of driver's side air bag inflators
6 million vehicles have been recalled in Japan so far for Takata's air bag inflators
, a transport ministry official said.
LEFT: Motoman robots carry out tasks to assemble airbag inflators
Chemical Pill inflator
assembly NSN 4220-01-470-9906
Charles Wang, Mosa's president, said the maker has booked orders for airbag inflators
totaling NT$3 billion (US$100 million) so far, and the company will invest over NT$4 billion (US$133 million) in plant expansion by setting up eight production lines, which will raise capacity to an estimated 16 million inflators
yearly, generating annual output of NT$8 billion (US$267 million).
If you look just at our inflator
technology," says Dirk Schultz, Director of Inflatable Restraints Systems Engineering, TRW Automotive (trw.
The change gives controllers four levels of response: no inflation, a relatively slow inflation, a faster rate, and finally, a simultaneous firing of both inflators
for the quickest bag filling.