In the lists of featured car brands such as Ford, Mazda, Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Malfunction of airbags Takata, causing an explosion that resulted in the deaths of nine people.
WASHINGTON, 23 Dec –. Another 5 million cars recalled in the United States in connection with the ninth case of death of the driver in the explosion of a Takata airbag, according to the General administration of safety of traffic of the Ministry of transport of the USA (NHTSA).
In late December in a traffic accident killed the driver of a Ford Ranger 2006 production. As established specialists of the Department on Friday, the cause of his death was the explosion of the side airbag that went off after the car collision with an obstacle. Thus, the number of deaths as a result of malfunction of airbags Takata in the U.S. reached nine. The new case was the first, when death brought the faulty airbags in your car brand Ford, earlier deaths in the U.S. has only been in the Japanese car manufacturer Honda.
As explained in the Department, including belonging to the recall of five million cars brands such as Ford, Mazda, Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Earlier, the Minister announced a review of 19.2 million vehicles 12 equipped with Takata airbags. Only, according to NHTSA, the defective can be 23 million airbags installed on 19.2 million cars.
As reported on Friday, the NHTSA Gordon Trowbridge (Trowbridge Gordon), quoted by the Agency associated Press, in Department believe that the number of the recalled vehicles will grow.