A man from Georgia recently died as his 2006 Ford ranger airbag ruptured, raising Takata caused death tolls to nine.
The defective airbags by Takata have claimed another victim. This time it is a man from Georgia, who passed away on the 22nd of December, 2015. The news was released by the US Federal officials.
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According to the officials, the airbag in the man’s 2006 Ford Ranger pickup ruptured following an accident. The accident occurred along a South Carolina road.
The identity of the deceased has not been released. The incident has taken the death toll caused by faulty Takata airbags to a total of nine, according to AutoBlog.
It is the ninth known fatality in the United States linked to the defective airbags but the first in a Ford. Previously all eight of the fatalities occurred in Honda vehicles in the US. The development will recall approximately 1 million vehicles from five different manufacturers.
The additional recall will involve Ford, Audi, Volkswagen, Mazda and Daimler vehicles. On Friday more news regarding the Takata airbags came to light.
According to federal officials, a defect in a different type of Takata airbag inflator has been found. The discovery will necessitate a recall of 4 million more vehicles.
Takata has been implicated for having deadly airbags, which can rupture upon deployment. The airbags spray motorists with lethal amounts of shrapnel.
According to officials approximately 24 million airbags in 19 million vehicles are present nationwide. The recall was already the largest recall in the history of US auto motives.
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Now it seems the number is going to rise even more. The NHTSA has dubbed the accident on Friday as a massive safety crisis precipitated by misleading Takata information.