Another Airbag Crisis on the Horizon?

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onAugust 8th, 2016

ARC Airbag

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is hot on the investigation trail on airbags made by ARC automotive Inc. which has been linked to two injuries and one death. This is the second major recall to airbags following the crisis which ripped through the Takata company as a result of their faulty airbag inflators which have been, and continues to be, installed in a large number of vehicles.

Now ARC is under investigation for their faulty airbags which the recall covers approximately 8,000,000. The company was originally being investigated for 490,000 airbags which were linked to two injuries. That campaign was to the 8,000,000 airbags after the death of a Canadian driver. ARC airbags are currently found in GM, FCA, Hyundai and Kia vehicles. It is uncertain the specific cause of the injuries and the fatality, however, one common link to the Takata product is that both companies use an ammonium nitrate propellant in their airbag inflators.

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