Shimizu: Takata did not find the cause of driver failures

Shimizu: Takata did not find the cause of driver failures
Shimizu: Takata не нашел причину водителя сбоев

Shimizu, Takata's Senior Vice President for global quality assurance, testifies before a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing in Washington

Takata has yet to find the cause of the fault affecting its air bags; Autoliv will supply parts for Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Chrysler are expanding their recalls.

Reuters reports Takata not found the reason for the catastrophic failures in his airbags, TV readings, data safety executive Hiroshi Shimizu before Congress on Wednesday. That said, Shimizu stated that his company was “strong opinion that (there) is a factor contributing to this defect: high humidity, temperature and service life of the product.” He also argued that the ammonium nitrate used in pillows was safe and stable, although he acknowledged that replacement is not fast enough.

Meanwhile, competitor Autoliv announced the delivery of parts for Honda for cars in the United States. The automaker mentioned before Congress he negotiates with the supplier and the other, Daicel related to the expansion of production to replace modules in the national review. Autoliv will add the capacity of existing plants, supplies come after six months.

Among other affected automakers, Chrysler, Toyota and Mazda have intensified their individual recall efforts. AutoGuide says a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler cars called back 149,150 Dodge Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models from model year 2003, covering Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, United States on the territory of American Samoa, GUAM, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the virgin Islands. In the National Administration of road safety said the move was not enough, and looks at what action to take next.

In Japan, Bloomberg reports Toyota referring to 190,000 affected cars in its local market in China. Recall comes on the news of the catastrophic detonation at the dump from seat Takata inside WiLL Cypha 2003; detonation was part of the procedure, described Japan’s automobile recycling Law, which also requires dismantlers to report any problem automaker to determine if a recall is necessary.

Finally, The Detroit News says, Mazda recalls more than 40,000 vehicles, including 2003-2007 Mazda6, 2004-2008 RX-8, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6, 2004-2005 MPV 2004 B series in Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Texas and Alabama. The automaker previously recalled, 44,000 units in the United States and 2600 in Puerto Rico.

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