U.S. auto regulators have expanded their airbag safety probe over another safety concern
The cause for the now expanded investigation now includes vehicles with airbags that do not inflate during a crash. These airbags were installed by ZF-TRW and include vehicle makes such as Toyota, Kia, Honda, Mitsubishi, Fiat Chrysler, and Hyundai. The models of cars affected are from the years 2010-2019 according to an article by 9 News.
Upon investigation, it is found that extra electrical signals damage the control circuit of the airbag, effectively disabling it. This causes the bag to not inflate during a crash.
Airbags have already had their share of recall issues, with the Takata airbags already having been recalled due to shrapnel issues (read more about that here). With the ZF-TRW airbags being added to investigation, they are just one step away from being added to the recall list.
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