Globally, more than 50mn inflators
have been recalled so far.
The air bag inflators
have been found to explode with too much force, spraying metal fragments inside cars and forcing automakers to recall more than 53 million vehicles worldwide since 2008.
Nissan dealers will test the subject inflators
and replace the inflator
The Honda and Daihatsu recalls raise to roughly 36 million the number of vehicles recalled worldwide since 2008 over Takata air bag inflators
Nissan said: "Dealers will test the inflators
and replace as necessary.
The fines are another escalation in the public fight between NHTSA and Takata, which also refused the agency's demand to issue a nationwide recall of driver's side air bag inflators
Previously, cars with the inflators
had been recalled only in regions with high humidity such as Gulf Coast states, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
LEFT: Motoman robots carry out tasks to assemble airbag inflators
The company would carry out preventive replacement of passenger side air bag inflator
of 1,085 units of Honda Accord and 252 units of Honda CR-V manufactured in 2003 and one unit of CR-V manufactured in 2002," said the company in a statement.
Chemical Pill inflator
assembly NSN 4220-01-470-9906
A spokeswoman for Nissan said yesterday: "Component suppliers Takata have reported a potential safety defect deploy abnormally' in the front passenger airbag inflators
in certain 2000-2004 Nissan vehicles and also vehicles of our competitors.
an affiliate of Taiwan's Yulon Group, announced on July 31 that it will start making the newly-developed automotive airbag inflators
in the fourth quarter to become a supplier of key automotive parts.