Some Companies Still Selling Cars with Takata Airbags

Posted by: Xavier Kwan onJuly 24th, 2016


Although it’s not illegal to do so, it probably doesn’t create a lot of customer confidence when news is coming out that both Mercedes and Ferrari are still selling vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators. These two companies are not the extent of the issue. According to Bill Nelson, Florida Senator, seven out of 17 automakers have already admitted to doing the same thing. The issue with the faulty airbag inflators manifests itself when the vehicle is sold and remains in areas where the climate is hot and high humidity. According the NHTSA, cars sold today with faulty airbag inflators will officially be included in the defective list come 2018.

Currently, cars in the limelight for being sold with faulty inflators include the 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and convertible, 2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and almost every Ferrari on sale today which includes the FF, California T, 488 GTB and 488 Spider, F12 and F12tdf, and GTC4Lusso.

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