LEFT: Motoman robots carry out tasks to assemble airbag inflators
Ad campaign expands existing Honda actions to notify owners affected by Takata airbag inflator
Earlier recalls were for exploding inflators
The new inflator
uses hydrogen and oxygen with inert gas to inflate the airbag, instead of pyroatechnic substances.
, which have been linked to at least eight deaths, can explode with too much force and spray metal shrapnel into vehicle compartments.
NHTSA has said the inflator
propellant, ammonium nitrate, can burn faster than designed if exposed to prolonged airborne moisture.
The most challenging test for the composite inflator
was bonfire testing because the resin burned off during heat-induced deployments, allowing the end caps and ignitor to separate from the assembly.
For example, the Service would object to the use of the prior year's cumulative deflator index as the current year's cumulative inflator
index, since this assumes there was no inflation at the beginning of 1996.
in the driver's SRS airbag of vehicles subject to this recall will be replacedwith a non-defective inflator
in all affected regions/countries.
Fix-A-Flat, reported to be America's number one selling tire inflator
, recently released results from an independent, third party laboratory that clearly show Fix-A-Flat is tire sensor safe.
This expanded recall broadens the scope to include all compressed inflator
propellant which was produced using equipment that experienced a problem, therefore, based on our understanding, this action would rule out the possibility of the same incidents occurring in the future.
The revolutionary design can eliminate the danger of repeatedly stepping onto and over roller conveyors to access rear bag hooks and spout connection collars, and of standing on the conveyor while reaching for bag inflator