Mon. May 29th, 2023
General Motors is recalling over 6 million vehicles in the US, related to the ongoing issues with Takata air bags.
Officials say they include numerous trucks and SUV’s.
The company has been fighting a recall notice from the Federal Government for nearly 4 years.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in a statement that it analyzed data on the air bags, including engineering and statistical analyses, aging tests and field data.
“Based on this information and information provided to the petition’s public docket, NHTSA concluded that the GM inflators in question are at risk of the same type of explosion after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity as other recalled Takata inflators,” according to the agency.
The company has 30 days to give NHTSA a schedule for notifying vehicle owners in the recall.
GM claims the recall isn’t warranted based on the factual and scientific records, however they will abide by NHTSA’s decision.
The recall is expected to cost GM around $1.2 billion dollars.
The previous Takata recalls caused the Japanese company brought on numerous criminal charges, causing the company to fall into bankruptcy.
To see if your vehicle is on the recall list, go to the NHTSA website https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and search your vehicle’s 17 Digit VIN number.