Auto parts manufacturer has now doubled the size of its defective air bag recall. Takata has already issued a recall for 18 million airbags. This new recall will push that number to approximately 34 million. This is the largest auto recall in human history. Actually, it is probably the largest recall of anything in history.
Did you watch Game of Thrones last night? The last scene with Sansa and Ramsey was inevitable, right? This recall was even more predictable. Everyone and their mother saw this coming. Federal regulators have been pushing for this for what now seems like forever. Why didn’t they push hardr? I have no idea. This has been 15 years in the making when customers first began filing complaints. The first recall as in 2008. The handwriting has long been on the wall.
Takata has reportely also agree to cooperate with the federal government in ongoing probes and oversight of the train wreck of an air-bag supplier. Really, I’m not sure how they stay in business. Who is buying their airbags? How are they going to pay for the lawsuits that are coming, not only from victims, but from car makers?