This morning, Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Corp., and Mazda Motor Corp. announced they are recalling approximately 3 million cars collectively due to the inclusion of faulty airbags in the models’ designs. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, the airbags, supplied by Takata Corp., pose a threat to consumers’ safety in that in the event of a crash,
…the inflater could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.”
The recent recall puts the total number of vehicles recalled to about 10 million. Owners of the recalled vehicles are urged to consult the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to take the next steps, and to avoid, if possible, driving the vehicles until steps have been taken.
Read more here- “Nissan, Honda Recall 2.8 Million Vehicles,” (Eric Pfanner, The Wall Street Journal)
Olivia is a graduate of Villanova University where she studied Economics and History, minoring in Gender and Women's Studies. She also has experience working with federal legislatures on health care policy, women's issues, and Internet safety.