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Mazda is recalling nearly 80,000 cars and SUVs, some for a second time, to replace dangerous Takata air bag inflators.

Takata, automakers face further airbag injury suits

Feb 27, 2017
PBS NewsHour

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against air bag manufacturer Takata, as well as five other automakers. The plaintiffs claim the companies knew that Takata's products were dangerous, but continued using them to cut costs.

Takata’s air bag inflators are responsible for 16 deaths worldwide and more than 180 injuries. Under the force of a car crash, the inflators can explode and project shrapnel into passengers.

Takata's defective air bags have made headlines in recent years.  Now, a plea deal has led to fines and more.


More Takata air problems found in Ford products