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Air bag makers find replacing defective Takata bags tough

A recalled Takata airbag inflator from a Honda Pilot. The range of recalled models means more inflator designs have to be modified, tested, and manufactured to fit each different model.


REPLACING potentially lethal Takata Corp air bags in a mass recall is more challenging and time-consuming than expected as rival parts suppliers struggle to make bag inflators that replicate the originals fitted by the Japanese firm.

The recalls so far cover tens of millions...

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