According to China’s top quality watchdog, General Motor’s joint venture in China will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles with faulty airbag inflators. The airbag inflators were manufactured by Takata, an automotive parts manufacturer in Japan. The recall program will commence from October 29 to December 29.
As per General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (GAQSIQ), Takata manufacturers have been producing faulty airbag inflators.
Takata airbags have been linked to approximately 16 deaths and 180 injuries, globally. The airbags have been known to explode with excess force and spray shrapnel. Due to this shortcoming, the Japanese automotive maker experienced the biggest recall in the automotive history. Takata eventually went bankrupt.
Beginning from October 29, GM will recall around 13,492 imported Saab and Opel Vehicles. Commencing December 29, another recall program will involve bringing in more than 2.51 million Chevrolet and Buick cars.
According to Xinhua, State News Agency, China’s top notch watchdog quoted the faulty airbag inflator involved 37 car manufacturers with more than 20 million vehicles. Twenty four car makers recalled 10.59 million vehicles toward the end of June this year.
Volkswagen AG and its joint venture in China had a similar recall towards the end of August. About 4.86 million vehicles in China were retracted due to the flawed airbag inflators with Takata airbags.