Feds Investgate Volkswagen For Takata Airbag Ruptures

Posted: Aug 19 2015, 8:06am CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles


Feds Investgate Volkswagen for Takata Airbag Ruptures
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  • Federal government orders Volkswagen to explain Takata airbag ruptures!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an order demanding more details.

On Monday the federal government issued an order for Volkswagen. The order wants Volkswagent to give more detail on Takata airbags. On the 7th of June a Takata airbag ruptured in a sports utility vehicle.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has called Volkswagen. The federal agency wants more details on the incident. The rupturing of the Takata Corp. air bag prompted a nationwide recall.

The recall is the biggest in the US automobile history. A government probe was also launched to test the safety of the Volkswagen vehicles.

The rupture incident occurred in Missouri in 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. No one was injured or required medical attention after the accident. Volkswagen disclosed the information to regulators on July 15.

The federal regulators have since then asked Volkswagen for more information regarding the incident, according to WSJ.

Volkswagen has stated the incident was a standalone case. The German automaker has continued investigating the incident for safety measures.

The order by the federal regulators can be considered equal to a subpoena. Volkswagen has until the 24th of August to reply to the government.

Eleven other automakers have also recalled the Takata airbags. The airbags have been responsible for eight deaths so far. More than 100 individuals have been injured as a result of the faulty airbags.

The airbags after rupturing send shrapnel flying into the vehicle cabin. But Volkswagen for its part only has one incident to account for related the Takata airbags. Even though the accident sent shrapnel flying around the vehicle cabin no one was injured.

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