Airbags and dimwits

On January 13, 2017, Takata Corporation pled guilty to criminal wire fraud charges brought by the United States Department of Justice and agreed to pay a total of $1 billion stemming from the company’s fraudulent conduct in relation to sales of defective airbag inflators to multiple automakers, including Honda. Takata admitted to manipulating and withholding key information about the faulty inflators for years, even after they started exploding in people’s cars. It pleaded guilty in the U.S. to a criminal charge of wire fraud for which it will have to pay $1 billion, including a $125 million fund to compensate victims and their families.
Approximately 18.5 million Takata airbag inflators have been recalled by Honda. Roughly 37 million vehicles equipped with 50 million defective Takata air bags are under recall because these air bags can explode when deployed, causing serious injury or even death. Additional air bags are scheduled to be recalled by December 2019, bringing the total number of affected air bags to around 65 to 70 million. These vehicles do not currently appear affected by this recall using a VIN search.
Keep your eyes on the road, save your daylight dreaming for later, put the damn phone down, watch the road and traffic, protect yourself, because if you don’t, nobody will do it for you.

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