Two-thirds of recalled Takata airbags still not repaired
Two-thirds of the defective Takata airbags were still not repaired as of mid-May, said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), the top Democrat on the Senate Commerce Committee. Numbers provided to Nelson by the independent monitor appointed to oversee Takataês handling of the recall show that about 30.4 million of the 46.2 million recalled airbag inflators have yet to be repaired.
Weêve got to pick up the pace on boosting production of replacement inflators and assisting consumers who need to get their vehicles fixed, Nelson said.
The numbers come two weeks after Toyota, BMW, Subaru and Mazda agreed to provide $533 million to owners of vehicles equipped with the defective airbags. A portion of that money will reportedly be used to encourage owners to bring their recalled vehicles in for repair.Download Bulletin PDF