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https://www.detroitnews.com/story/b...-bag-inflators-pickup-trucks-suvs/6389573002/


Detroit — The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

The decision announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will cost the automaker an estimated $1.2 billion, about one third of its net income this year.

GM had petitioned the agency four times starting in 2016 to avoid a recall, contending the air bag inflator canisters have been safe on the road and in testing. But owners responded by accusing the company of putting profits over safety.
 

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This is a problem, Is Takata still in business?
Bankruptcy​[edit]

On June 25, 2017, Takata filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States and filed for bankruptcy protection in ***an, owing more in compensation than is possible for its survival. The surviving assets are to be sold to its largest competitor, Chinese owned and U.S. (Michigan) based Key Safety Systems, for about $1.6 billion.[44][45][46] On April 11, 2018, following the completion of Key Safety System's acquisition of Takata, the company announced that the company would be renamed to Joyson Safety Systems, and continue to operate in Michigan as Key Safety Systems.[47]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takata_Corporation


After 1995 Seat Belt Recall, (second largest ever) and now Air Bag Recall, they went Belly Up.

This thing is "Way Larger" than Ignitiongate.

And it's not just a GM problem, but at the same time, it is quite interesting "How" each Manufacturer handles this problem.
 

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GM to recall 7M vehicles globally to replace Takata air bags

DETROIT --General Motors will recall about 7 million big pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

The announcement came Monday after the U.S. government told the automaker it had to recall 6 million of the vehicles in the U.S.

GM says it will not fight the decision, even though it believes the vehicles are safe. It will cost the company an estimated $1.2 billion, about one third of its net income so far this year.

The automaker had petitioned the agency four times since 2016 to avoid recalls, contending the air bag inflator canisters have been safe on the road and in testing. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday denied the petitions, saying the inflators still run the risk of exploding.

Owners complained to the NHTSA that the company was placing profits over safety.

Exploding Takata inflators caused the largest series of auto recalls in U.S. history, with at least 63 million inflators recalled. The U.S. government says that as of September, more than 11.1 million had not been fixed. About 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide.

Takata used volatile ammonium nitrate to create a small explosion to fill air bags in a crash. But the chemical can deteriorate when exposed to heat and humidity, and they can explode with too much pressure, blowing apart a metal canister and spewing shrapnel.

Twenty-seven people have been killed worldwide by the exploding inflators, including 18 in the U.S.

Monday's decision by NHTSA is a major step in drawing the Takata saga to a close. It means that all Takata ammonium nitrate inflators in the U.S. will be recalled, NHTSA said. Earlier this year the agency decided against a recall of inflators with a moisture-absorbing chemical called a dessicant. NHTSA said it would monitor those inflators and take action if problems arise.

GM will recall full-size pickup trucks and SUVs from the 2007 through 2014 model years, including the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups. The Silverado is GM's top-selling vehicle and the second-best selling vehicle in the U.S. Also covered are the Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche, the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra 1500, 2500 and 3500, and the GMC Yukon.
https://www.ctvnews.ca/autos/gm-to-recall-7m-vehicles-globally-to-replace-takata-air-bags-1.5200577
 

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Exploding Takata inflators caused the largest series of auto recalls in U.S. history, with at least 63 million inflators recalled. The U.S. government says that as of September, more than 11.1 million had not been fixed. About 100 million inflators have been recalled worldwide
That answers my question.
 

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Help my Math. 1.2 Billion for correcting 7 million autos, is $171.42 each?
Maybe using undocumented labor to do a workaround? Just don't tell the mob, I mean UAW. They're busy fighting their own legal battles.
 

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Maybe using undocumented labor to do a workaround? Just don't tell the mob, I mean UAW. They're busy fighting their own legal battles.
Undocumented labor now has a potential ally... they are your rulers... and they are on the side of the mob.

To fight hate and preserve the environment.. and and just minimum wage..so cool
 

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Zero defects. Zero recalls. Zero chance that will happen.
A long way from "Unsafe at any Speed" isn't it?

Ignition Gate has made it a lot harder to Sweep Stuff under the carpet.

But how many Recalls are caused by Society and 1-800 Lawyers? Mc Dee's Coffee is "HOT" (well sometimes). Things like "Risk of Fires caused by Anti Freeze leaks? (If you Continue to drive without Anti Freeze, ignoring "HOT' lights, smells, sounds, lack of power etc.)

Common Sense cannot be Taught. And growing more and more scarce.
 

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A long way from "Unsafe at any Speed" isn't it?

Ignition Gate has made it a lot harder to Sweep Stuff under the carpet.

But how many Recalls are caused by Society and 1-800 Lawyers? Mc Dee's Coffee is "HOT" (well sometimes). Things like "Risk of Fires caused by Anti Freeze leaks? (If you Continue to drive without Anti Freeze, ignoring "HOT' lights, smells, sounds, lack of power etc.)

Common Sense cannot be Taught. And growing more and more scarce.
Zero responsibility is the mode of operations
 
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