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660 of 245,000 recalled Takata airbag inflators rupture in testing

The bags rupture due to materials used and, to a lesser degree, manufacturing problems

Testing has shown that the inflators degrade over time, so Takata has been repairing older cars first while replacement parts are being manufactured.

New York

HUNDREDS of Takata Corp airbag inflators pulled from cars in the car industry's biggest recall later ruptured in testing, showing the potential risks to drivers.

Documents released on Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that of 245,