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Probes into root cause of Takata's airbag problems

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 05:50
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A deployed airbag in a Chrysler car. Replacement inflators being installed in vehicles could eventually need to be replaced if it turns out that the real problem has not been addressed, say industry officials.

Detroit

CARMAKERS and US safety regulators could take months to nail down why airbag inflators made by Takata Corp are exploding with too much force, meaning consumers cannot be certain replacement inflators installed under a sweeping recall are safe, industry officials involved in the